Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Special Cover honouring Padma Vibhusan Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade – 6th January 2016.

Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade (b. November 25, 1948) is a philanthropist and the hereditary administrator of the Dharmasthala Temple. He succeeded to the post of Dharmadhikari at the age of 20 becoming the 21st Dharmadhikari of Dharmasthala Temple. In less than four decades, since he assumed responsibilities in 1968, he has carried his heritage to greater heights. Not only by continuing to protect the essence of the Kshetra, but also by achieving remarkable progress in his service to mankind. Considering the magnanimous service rendered by Dr. D. Veerendra Heggade to mankind, several organizations, Universities, Government Bodies have honored him with awards. Dr. Heggade has also been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan award, India's third and second highest civilian awards.

A Special Cover in honour of Dr. D. Veerendra Heggadeji on he being conferred the prestigious Padma Vibhushan for his outstanding yeoman service in the field of Spirituality, Education, Health and Rural development was released by Shri Manohar Parrikar, Hon'ble Defence Minister of India and Shri B. Sarangi Postmaster General N. K. Region, Dharwad at a function held at Dharwad on 6th January 2016 (Special Cover approval no. KTK/2/2016). Shri Prahlad Joshi, Hon'ble Member of Parliament, Dharwad and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Function was jointly organized by Sanskaar English Medium School and Lions Club of Hubli Pariwar. Lions President Mahaveer Kundur was instrumental in release of this special cover.

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