HONOURS & ACCOLADES


The spin offs of the phenomenal service rendered by Shri Veerendra Heggade to Humanity at large needs no recognition. It is reflected in the smiles of the people who have experienced the renaissance or have been part of the great co-operative movement that transformed the lives of thousands of farmers. The pride of self achievement is echoed in the chatter heard at community centers for the rural women. The giggles and laughter of students emanating from the playgrounds of the various schools and colleges dotting this beautiful stretch of Dakshina Kannada, warms the heart of every beholder.

Such a huge transformation cannot go unnoticed. It does get the recognition it deserves. From among the plethora of awards and accolades that were conferred on Shri Veerendra Heggade, these are some of the awards that were truly special.
 

  • Samaja Rathna and Dharma Rathnakara at Udupi Paryaya Festivals in 1978 and 1991

  • Honorofic title of Dharmayogi from Akhila Bharatha Digambara Jaina Mahasabha, New Delhi in 1982

  • Rajyothsava Award from the Government of Karnataka in 1985

  • Rajshri title from the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma during the Silver Jubilee of Pattabhisheka in 1993

  • D.Litt Honoris Causa Award from Mangalore University in 1994

  • FICCI Award for Shri Ksetra Dharmasthala Rural Development Project in 1994

  • FICCI Award for RUDSET Institute given by Shri Attal Bihari Vajpayee, the then Prime Minister of India in 1999

  • Padma Bhushana Award from Government of India by Shri K.R.Narayanan,the then President of India in 2000

  • Vatica Varshada Kannadiga Award presented by E-TV Kannada Channel in 2004

  • Honorary FRCPS Award from Glasgow University, UK in 2005

  • Hon. Doctor of Science from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences in 2007

  • Lalitha Kala Academy Award in 2008

  • Karnataka Rathna the highest civilian award from the Government of Karnataka in 2009

  • Nadoja Citation by Hampi Heritage University in 2010

  • Jindal International Award in the field of health including drugless healing through Naturopathy, Yoga and Ayurveda in 2011

  • Nadoja Citation by Hampi Heritage University in 2010

  • Devraj Urs Award for service to backward community by the Government of Karnataka in 2011

  • Ashden International Gold Award for Intitiatives in Renewable Energy awarded by the Ashden Foundation, London in 2012. This award is also considered as the Green Oscar.

  • Padma Vibhushan the second highest civilian award in India presented by the honourable President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015 for outstanding social service.


Award Gallery