Hindu Teacher Given Cherch Center of United Nations

Prasad Tata (Prasadt@OTSUKA.OAPI.COM)
Thu, 06 Mar 1997 11:33:33 -0500


This is a News Item published in 
THE WASHINGTON TIMES OF MARCH 6, 1997

HINDU TEACHER GIVEN AWARD

Panduranga Shastri Athale pioneer of Swadhyaya, self study of Sanskrit
and propagated this movement  across 100, 000 villages in India was
awarded $1.2 million Templeton Prize for progress in Religion. 

He join the ranks of Mother Theresa, Rev Billi Graham and Alexander
Solzhenitsyn who are the earlier winners of this award. 

Can somebody throw light on this Pandit's movement.

Regards,

Prasad Tata