Sanmarg Foundation Organized its 18th edition of Ram Awatar Gupt Utkrisht Shiksha 2024 Award Ceremony

Sanmarg Foundation organised their 18th edition of Ram Awatar Gupt Utkrisht Shiksha 2024, the only award ceremony in India where students are felicitated for their excellent performance in Hindi. This award ceremony is an initiative of the Sanmarg Foundation to generate awareness amongst the youth on the importance of Hindi. The event was held at GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata on 10 June. This year had a special live session by renowned celebrity astrologer and motivational speaker Jai Madaan who spoke about the journey from Education to Career and also we had a live Arjuna Puraskar competition.

A total of 174 students from various boards (CISCE, CBSE, International Board and W.B Board) were felicitated in this award ceremony. There were 15 toppers from classes 10 and 12 respectively of the 4 boards- CISCE, CBSE, International Board and West Bengal Board who had been selected. The award was also given to 5 Top Schools, 3 Top Teachers from different boards (CISCE, CBSE and W.B Board) and 4 College Toppers and 3 toppers with excellent extracurricular activities in Hindi. This year, we introduced 3 special categories, the Arjuna Puraskar to celebrate the achievements of our outstanding Class 11 students, the Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan Puruskar for the teacher who has done something unique for Hindi language and Hindi Medium toppers to promote hindi medium schools.

Ram Awatar Gupt Utkrisht Shiksha reaches out to 5000 schools across Bengal and a thousand more across the country where students apply based on their school performance in Hindi, their extracurricular activities and their personal initiatives taken towards the language. Hindi teachers who are the bricks, on which this building was built, were also felicitated. Furthermore, schools were felicitated for their performance and initiatives taken by them in this language. This year too we awarded meritorious students who have faced physical disabilities, mental challenges, emotional barriers. This is categorised under Aparajay awards.

Established in 1946, Sanmarg is the largest circulated and most popular Hindi daily in eastern India, headquartered in Kolkata. It was founded by Swami Karpatri Ji Maharaj, and is based on the pillars of humanity and righteousness. Today, it is the only newspaper to reach every corner of Bengal, and covers all 23 districts of the state. It is also published from Patna, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata and Ranchi. Keeping up to today’s time Sanmarg is equally established in both print and digital media.

In 2001, Sanmarg Foundation, earlier known as (Sanmarg Relief Fund Kolkata), was founded with the aim to promote quality education to the masses through the language of Hindi. For the last 18 years, we have been honoring students, teachers, and educational institutions who have excelled in Hindi. We have supported and provided scholarships to students wanting to pursue higher education in Hindi. Further, we provide financial support to students from marginalized sectors.

Mrs. Ruchika Gupta, President, Sanmarg & Trustee, Sanmarg Foundation said while speaking to the media, “At Sanmarg Foundation, we believed that every student deserved recognition for their hard work. This award ceremony served as a testament to our commitment to promoting Hindi language excellence and inspiring young minds. By recognizing outstanding students, teachers, and schools, we hoped to reignite passion for Hindi and its rich cultural heritage. The introduction of the Arjuna Puraskar and the live session by motivational speaker Jai Madaan added new dimensions to the event. We were constantly striving to find innovative ways to celebrate academic achievement and foster a love for learning in Hindi.”