TORONTO: A Canadian scholar has been awarded the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) Distinguished Indologist for 2021.
Jeffrey Armstrong was introduced the award in a ceremony on Tuesday night by India’s consul-ceneral in Vancouver.
The quotation for the award states that it has been conferred on Armstrong “in recognition of his fantastic contribution to the review/educating/investigation in India’s philosophy, imagined, historical past, artwork, lifestyle, Indian languages, literature, civilisation, culture, etc”.
The consulate-common of India in Vancouver experienced nominated Armstrong, founder of the Vedic Academy of Science & Arts and creator of The Bhagavad Gita arrives Alive.
“A jury for the Distinguished Indologist Award -2021 achieved in February 2022 and following mindful factors made the decision to pick Mr Jeffrey Armstrong for the award. Mr Armstrong turns into the seventh receiver of this award, and joins the previously recipients from Germany, China, Japan, United kingdom, South Korea and United states of america,” a launch from the consulate explained.
The yearly award was instituted in 2015 for the duration of the Initial World Indology Meeting hosted by the then President of India bringing notable Indologists from world above to a solitary system with Indian students to deliberate on the scope of marketing Indian research overseas. The award is conferred on a international scholar for “their fantastic contribution in review, educating and investigation in any of the fields of Indian Studies”, the launch additional.
The very first receiver of the award in 2015 was Professor Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron from Germany.
The award includes a quotation, a gold-plated medallion, and US$ twenty,000 (around ₹1.6 million).
On his web site, Armstrong is explained as “a connection specialist, thinker, practitioner and instructor of the Vedas for above forty years”. Previously, it explained, he “had a productive occupation as an govt in Silicon Valley”.
ICCR was launched in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, unbiased India’s very first instruction minister.