New Delhi–A Japanese professor on Saturday received the third ICCR Distinguished Indologist Award for making significant contribution to Indology or academic study of the history and cultures, languages, and literature of India, a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement said.
President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the award to Professor Hiroshi Marui and congratulated him for his exemplary contribution to Indology.
“Professor Marui has spent over 40 years working on Indian philosophy and Buddhist Studies. His many acclaimed publications and research papers are considered a final authority on several subjects the world over. As President of the Japanese Association of Indian and Buddhist Studies, he has made a significant contribution to Indology in Japan,” the President said at the award ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
He expressed confidence that such endeavours will lead to a greater interest in not only classical Indology but also study of India in all its aspects.
“The Distinguished Indologist Award is a befitting recognition to all scholarly works, past and present, to discover the deeper essence of Indian thought and expression. I compliment the Indian Council for Cultural Relations for this initiative,” said Kovind.(IANS)