Dharmaadhikari, Reformer, Educationist, Philosopher and Philanthropist, Dr. Veerendra Heggade is a multidimensional individual. Significantly, what truly defines Dr. Heggade’s contribution is his determined and consistent service to the nation.
In the last 47 years as Heggade of Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala, he has initiated multiple pioneering social, economic and cultural projects for development of the Society. He has converted small towns into modern educational hubs. He has redefined the very role of a temple from being a place of worship to a place of service. He has revived ancient sciences to further enhance modern lifestyles.
Most importantly, he has shown that one individual has the potential to change and evolve himself as a social reformer in a nation of one billion. This is perhaps the reason why in 2015 Dr. Veerendra Heggade was awarded the second highest award Padma Vibhushan.