Awards

Dayawati Modi Award for Art, Culture & Education

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 Siri Fort Auditorium Shri Arjun Singh,HRD Minister, Govt. of India.
1995 Rev. Mother Teresa Vigyan Bhawan Shri Madhavrao Scindia,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 India
1998 Shri Pandit Jasraj FICCI Auditorium Shri Ram JethmalaniMinister for Urban Affairs &  Employment,
1999 Shri Jagjit Singh FICCI Auditorium Shri Sharad YadavMinister for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India.
2000 Shri Manjit Bawa FICCI Auditorium Shri G.N. Ramachandran,Hon’ble Minister of State For Finance (Revenue),Govt. of India.
2001 Smt. Asha Bhosle FICCI Auditorium Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain,Hon’ble Minister for Civil  Aviation, Govt. of India.
2002 Shri Sayed Haider Raza Chinmaya Mission Auditorium. Shri Syed Shahnawaz Hussain,Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation, Govt. of India.
2003 Shri Anish Kapoor India Habitat Centre Shri Amar Singh,Member – Rajya Sabha.
2004 Pundit Ravi Shanker Sri Satya Sai     International Centre. Shri K.H. Muniappa,Hon’ble Minister of State for Road Transport &Highways, Govt. of India.
2005 Shri Tyeb Mehta P.H.D. House Shri Kamal Nath,Hon’ble Minister of Commerce, Govt. of India.
2006 Dr. Abdul Waheed Khan Sri Satya SaiInternational Centre Shri Pranab Mukherjee,Hon’ble External Affairs Minister, Govt. of India.
2007 Onshi Nakanishi Setsuko  Shri Akbar Padamsee Presented in Japan Sirifort Auditorium Smt. Ambica Soni, Hon’bleMinister for Culture & Tourism, Govt. of India.
2008 Prof. Lokesh Chandra Hotel Crowne Plaza,    New Friends Colony. Shri Shivraj Patel,Hon’ble Home Minister of India.
2009 Mr. Kent Walwin Kamani Auditorium Shri V. Narayanasamy,Hon’ble Minister of State for Planning, ParliamentaryAffairs & Culture, Govt. of India.
2010 Dr. Karan Singh Sri Satya Sai International Centre. Shri Hamid Ansari, Hon’ble Vice President of India. 
2011 HH The Dalai Lama
Mr. Mark Shand.
Sri Satya Sai International Centre.Kensington Palace, London. Mr. Mark Shand, Founder, the Elephant Family, U.K.
2012 Ms. Goldie Hawn(Hollywood Film Actress) Guggenheim Museum, New York. Mr. Mark Shand, Founder, the Elephant Family, U.K.
2012 Mr. Paresh Maity Sri Satya SaiInternational Centre. Dr. Karan Singh, President-ICCR & M.P.(Rajya Sabha).
2013 Ms. Anjolie Ela Menon Sri Satya Sai International Centre, New Delhi. Mr. V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State for PMO.
2013 Mr. Simon Beaufoy Kent House, London.  
2014 Mr. Subodh Gupta Sri Satya Sai Intl. Centre. Dr. Harsha Vardhan, Minister for Science &Technology.
2015 Mr. Oriano Galloni Presented in London In June, 2015
2015 Mr. Ashok Amritraj Presented in London In June, 2015.
2015 Late Mr. Robin Williams Presented in London In June, 2015.
2015 Mr. Tony Pontone Presented in London In June, 2015.
2015 Mr. Robert Thurman At Bonhams, New York.. In September,2015
2015 Ms. Nocole Miller At Bonhams, New York In September,2015
2015 Mr. Jonathan Tibett Presented in New York In September,2015
2015 Ms. Carol Becker Presented in London . In October, 2015.
2015 Mr. Anup Jalota Modi Temple, Modinagar. Jagadguru Shankaracharya Swami Divya Nand ji
2016 Ms. Purviz R Shroff Presented in Hong Kong. In March, 2016.
2016 Tan Sri Dr. Jeffrey Cheah Presented in Hong Kong. In March, 2016.
2016 Mr. Lalit Bakshi Presented in Hong Kong. In March, 2016.
2016 Mr. Steven Ying Presented in Hong Kong. In March, 2016.
2016 Mr. Sun Yu Li Presented in Hong Kong. In March, 2016.
2016 Mr. Charles Mackay Presented in London. In May, 2016
2016 Ms. Jayshree Kapoor Presented in London. In May, 2016
2016 H.E. Sheikha Wafa bint Hasher Al Maktoum Arts for India event held at BAFTA in London In 2016

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