The prestigious 7th Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios Award by the Sophia Society, Delhi will be conferred to Shri Sonam Wangchuk. Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios was the first Bishop of Delhi under the Malankara (Indian) Orthodox Church based at Kottayam, Kerala. Dr. Gregorios was an internationally acclaimed philosopher, theologian, thinker, orator, author, philanthropist and many more. The Sophia Society, a registered charitable society under the Diocese of Delhi catering to social and educational objectives, resolved to maintain the memory of the departed Metropolitan through a biennial prestigious Award, called the Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios Award, given to a noted person who exemplified the ideals and aspirations of Metropolitan Mar Gregorios. The recipients in the previous years, since its inception in 1997, have been H.H. the Dalai Lama for Interfaith Dialogue and Co-operation, Dr. Verghese Kurien for Community Self-renewal, Dr. P.K. Warrier for Holistic Medicine, Dr. Baba Amte for Creative Compassion, Dr. Karan Singh for Interfaith Dialogue and Culture, Ms. Aruna Roy & MKSS for Community and Human Renewal. The 7th Dr. Paulos Mar Gregorios Award will be presented to Shri Sonam Wangchuk, an engineer, innovator and education reformist from Ladakh on Sunday, 27th November 2022 at the St. Thomas School, Indirapuram. The Award consists of a cash award of Rs. 5 Lakhs, a citation and a medallion bearing the imprint of the Metropolitan Paulos Mar Gregorios.
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