Prof. K. K. Misra, Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya Bhopal and Anthropological Survey of India receiving the Raj Bhasha Award on the Hindi Divas from Her Excellency, Hon'ble President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil.
Dr. S. Simon John has been given the award of young scholar Presidential award instituted by MHRD, for his contribution to Tamil Folk Lore Studies for the year 2007 – 2008 on 6th May 2001 at Rashtrapathi Bhawan . He was officially nominated by AnSI (Kolkata & Mysore). Dr. Simon John is RA (Folk Lore) attached to SRC, Mysore. Presently he is Associate professor (Folklore Studies) at Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, New Delhi (on Deputation).
Dr. S.Simon John has worked as a Research Associate (Folklore) at Anthropological Survey of India since October, 2000 and is presently on deputation as an Associate Professor (Folklore Studies) at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi. He did his doctoral research on Children’s Folklore and has carried out extensive fieldwork and documentation of folk cultural practices in different parts of Tamil Nadu related to various projects of the Anthropological Survey of India. So far he has published 20 research papers and four books focused in Tamil Folklore studies. One of his research papers entitled ‘Human Body, folk Narratives and Rituals’ published from Free University, Germany has received an honorarium of 1000 Euro.
An International award for the best Industrial & commercial Profile Trophy received from Geneva in recognation of the overall excellence in the field of the Research & Publications ...
Director -in - Charge receiving Presidential Award for Documentary film(The Wanchoo, 2002) in non fiction catagory from His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Hon'ble President of India
An International award, the best industrial and commercial profile received in Geneva in recognition to its over all excellence in the field of research and publication from the Madrid - based Edicon, June 1991.