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Editors of Sudharma (the only Sanskrit daily newspaper in the world) KV Sampath & Vidushi have been selected for #PadmaShri

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World's only #SanskritNewspaper #Sudharma struggles to survive in its golden jubilee year

Set to complete 50 golden years of its existence, Sudharma, world's oldest & most likely the only Sanskrit newspaper, is seeking financial assistance from the Govt for its survival. Sudharma was started by Pandit Varadaraja Iyengar, a Sanskrit scholar, in 1970.
Iyengar started his printing business in 1945 by printing books, government gazettes, question papers in Sanskrit and Kannada. He even organised Sanskrit workshops. To popularise the ancient Indian language and reach out to the masses, Iyengar started Sudharma.
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The #PadmaAwards2020 for social work are so so inspiring! WOW!


There are those fake Magsaysay types who claim to do social work and talk so much garbage! 🙄

Am posting the #PadmaShri awardees list below and their work in brief sent by a friend.🙏
🙏Jagdishlal Ahuja -Organising langar for 500 poor patients daily for over two decades.
🙏Mohammed Sharif -Performed the last rites of over 25,000 unclaimed bodies in and around Faizabad over the past 25 yrs
🙏Javed Ahmed Tak -Improving the lives of Kashmir’s divyang children.
🙏Tulsi Gowda -Known as the encyclopedia of forests, she at the age of 72 continues to nurture plants
🙏Sathyanarayan -Promoting education in remote Arunachal
🙏Abdul Jabbar - Convener of Bhopal Gas Peedit Mahila Udyog Sangathan
🙏Usha Chaumar -Manual scavenger since the age of 7
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#Padmasri to Yadavalli Venkatesh Rao for making farmers reduce their dependency on chemical fertilizers and shift to organic farming. Known as "Raitu Nestam" in Telugu states for the foundation he started to help farmers, another worthy recipient.
Yadavalli Venkateswara Rao was born in a small village in Guntur dt in a farming family. Settled in Hyderabad, he started the Raithu Nestam foundation 12 years back as well as publishing a monthly of the same name to assist farmers. #padmasri
Raithu Nestam has been organizing training and awareness sessions for farmers on chemical free farming, importance of grain based farming. Also many Rural development, Social welfare activities. Kudos to Yadavalli Venkateswara Rao, #Padmasri well deserved.
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