|November 24, 2010|
Dr. Karan Singh receives 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture and Education'
New Delhi:Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 'Dayawati Modi Award 2010 for Art, Culture
and Education' to MP Dr. Karan Singh at a function here on Wednesday. Expressing
his delight after presenting the award, Vice President Ansari said: "I am particularly
happy that this year's award has been presented to Dr. Karan Singh. Doctor Saheb
is one of the few men in public life who is at ease in the world of philosophy,
culture and education." "He entered political life six decades ago and continues
with his mission - of intellectual and philosophical pursuit, of public service,
of furthering the cause of inter-faith understanding and harmony, of promoting
the essence of our cultural heritage, and advocating environmental sustainability,"
he added. Vice President Ansari said he had the opportunity of releasing a book
penned down by Dr Karan Singh, which left an impression on him. "That mankind,
in its evolution, is at an intermediate stage between the animal and the divine.
That life is a mosaic of pleasure and pain and death is a natural corollary of
it. That love is the surest of bonds and must be nourished and cherished. That
all religions in their highest forms are so many different paths leading to the
same goal. That each generation holds the present in trust for posterity," he
said, while sharing some universal truths that were contained in that book. The
Vice President further said Dr. Karan Singh's activities in public life seem to
be guided by his faith in India's special role in leading humanity towards a new
and better world. "I wish Dr. Karan Singh many more years in the service of the
nation and the people and thank the Dayawati Modi Foundation for inviting me to
present this award," he concluded.
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