नास्ति मातृसमा छाया नास्ति मातृसमा गति:
नास्ति मातृसमं त्राणं नास्ति मातृसमा प्रपा ।।
Naasti matrisama chaya naasti matrisama gati
naasti matrisamam tranam naasti matrisama prapa
There is no shade like a mother, no resort like a mother, no security like a mother, no water house like a mother.
Mothers hold a special place in our hearts. On this Independence Day we are extremely honoured to announce a special endowment for women constituted by Sri D. V. Sridharan a long time supporter of Indic Academy in the memory of his beloved Mother Smt. Jayalakshmi Narasimhan. Smt. Narasimhan was born in 1923 and lived a short life of 23 years in this world. Her untimely death at the tender age of 23 in 1946 left the young Sridharan with a poignant memory of her adherence to a frugal Dharmic life.
Sri D.V. Sridharan has given an endowment of Rs. 10 Lakhs to be spent over an indefinite time following these guidelines:
Interested parties can submit a detailed proposal outlining the statement of purpose for the grant and expected funds to firstname.lastname@example.org at any time of the year.
Reports by the Recipients