The President of India, Pranab Mukherjee presented the second ICCR ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award to Prof. Yu Long Yu of China on December 1, 2016 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
The annual ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award has been instituted by ICCR to recognize eminent Indologists working abroad who have made outstanding contribution to the study/teaching/research of India’s philosophy, thought, history, art, culture, languages, literature, civilization, society etc.
The Award amount is US$ 20000/-.
The first ‘Distinguished Indologist’ Award was presented to Prof. Heinrich Freiherr Von Stietencron of Germany last year.
A World Indology Conference was also organized by ICCR and hosted at Rashtrapati Bhavan from November 21 to 23, 2015.