Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Mahendra Nath Pandey was also present at the occassion.
The Hindi Sevi Samman award carries Rs five lakh each, a citation and a shawl.
These Awards were instituted by Central Hindi Institute, Agra in 1989. The scholars received awards in 12 different categories for their contribution in the field of Hindi language and literature, said the statement.
Fujii Takeshi (Japan) and Gabriela Nik Ilieva (US) were presented the George Grearson Award for promoting Hindi language, reported Press Trust of India.
(With Inputs from PTI)
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