Dayawati Modi Award for Art and Culture
Mrs. Dayawati Modi, wife of the founder, Mr. G.M. Modi, was a great philanthropist and an educationist. To commemorate her love for Art, Culture & Education, the Dayawati Modi Foundation instituted this award in her memory in 1994. The Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture and Education is presented annually on the 17th of November, her birth anniversary, to an eminent person credited with outstanding contributions in these fields. Mother Teresa has been one of our earlier awardees.
The recipients of the Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture & Education:
Year Name of the Awardee Venue (New Delhi) Chief Guest
1994 Shri Amitabh Bachchan
1995 Rev. Mother Teresa Vigyan Bhawan Shri Madhavrao Scindia,HRD Minister, Govt. of
Siri Fort Auditorium Shri Arjun Singh,HRD Minister, Govt. of India.
1996 Ravi Paranjape Siri Fort Auditorium Shri Amar Singh Industrialist.
1997 Shri Satish Gujral FICCI Auditorium Shri Krishan Kant,Hon’ble Vice President of
1998 Shri Pandit Jasraj FICCI Auditorium Shri Ram JethmalaniMinister for Urban Affairs
1999 Shri Jagjit Singh FICCI Auditorium Shri Sharad YadavMinister for Civil Aviation,
2000 Shri Manjit Bawa
2001 Smt. Asha Bhosle
2002 Shri Sayed Haider Raza Chinmaya Mission
2003 Shri Anish Kapoor India Habitat Centre Shri Amar Singh,Member Rajya Sabha.
2004 Pundit Ravi Shanker Sri Satya Sai
2005 Shri Tyeb Mehta P.H.D. House Shri Kamal Nath,Hon’ble Minister of
Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan Sri Satya SaiInternational
2007 Onshi Nakanishi Setsuko
Shri Akbar Padamsee
2008 Prof. Lokesh Chandra Hotel Crowne Plaza,
2009 Mr. Kent Walwin Kamani Auditorium Shri V. Narayanasamy,Hon’ble Minister of State
FICCI Auditorium Shri G.N. Ramachandran,Hon’ble Minister of
FICCI Auditorium Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain,Hon’ble Minister
Presented in Japan
New Friends Colony.
2010 Dr. Karan Singh Sri Satya Sai International
2011 HH The Dalai Lama
Mr. Mark Shand.
2012 Ms. Goldie
2012 Mr. Paresh Maity Sri Satya SaiInternational
2013 Ms. Anjolie Ela Menon Sri Satya Sai International
2013 Mr. Simon Beaufoy Kent House, London.
Sri Satya Sai International Centre.
Kensington Palace, London.
Centre, New Delhi.
2014: Mr. Subodh Gupta – Sri Satya Sai Intl. Centre – Dr. Harsha Vardhan, Minister for Science & Technology.
2015: Mr. Ashok Amritraj – Presented in London – June, 2015.
2015: Late Mr. Robin Williams – Presented in London – June, 2015.
2015: Ms. Carol Becker – Presented in London – October, 2015.