Source: HPI (by G.K. Nair, correspondent)THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA, INDIA, June 30: Mr P. Parameswaran, Hinduism Today's Hindu of the Year 2010, has received the award from the magazine's correspondent in Kerala, G.K. Nair. Speaking on behalf of Hinduism Today, Nair said, "to raise India to the heights Vivekananda spoke of is no easy task, but that is the defining thread of P. Parameswaran's life."
P. Parameswaran became the recipient of this prestigious award is a result of his dedication to fulfilling a vision of a strong India forged in Hindu wisdom and strengthened by dharma. His accomplishments as a creative thinker, tireless social worker and peerless leader overseeing many institutions inspire Hindus across the globe. As a thinker, a philosopher, a reformer and current president of Vivekananda Kendra, P. Parameswaran strives to defend both India and Hinduism, which to him are inseparably linked. "He founded several institutions that contribute to this vision," Mr Nair said during the presentation. In 2004, the President of India awarded Parameswaran the prestigious Padma Shree, India's greatest honor for civilians.
Thanking the editorial staff for his selection as Hindu of the Year 2010, Mr Parameswaran said " selecting me for the coveted award is not a recognition of my services, but of the organizations such as Bharatheeya Vichara Kendram, Vivekananda Kendra and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. It is a beacon of the acceptance of Sanathana Dharma as a perpetual solution to the problems the humanity is facing today by the Western world"
The Hindu Renaissance Award was created in 1991 by the founder of Hinduism Today, Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswami, to recognize and strengthen Hindu leaders worldwide.
You can read the article about P. Parameshwaran in the latest issue of Hinduism Today here.