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About the Yashraj Bharati Samman

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

It is not just Mahatma Gandhi, the father of our nation and other modern leaders of our country who have taught us the value of service of others. Ancient philosophies and leaders who walked on this soil and preached amongst our people, have also given high regard to those that live not just for themselves but also for society at large.

Speaking to our people, Lord Buddha, once said: “Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.”

Yashraj Bharati Samman (YBS) has been instituted by Yashraj Research Foundation (YRF), by drawing the inspiration from great leaders of this country and the ethical philosophy of being human above anything else, which is ingrained in the history of Indian civilisation. YBS has been established with the intent to not just award, but more importantly show our respect and deepest gratitude towards the forces fighting for the betterment of India and its citizens.

As India is moving towards a brighter future and gaining global significance through the efforts of our people, we are also increasingly facing unique problems in this new world. The expansion of digital media has brought tremendous growth, but it has also started eroding the essence of human touch, more so in the last two years. India is progressing at a phenomenal rate in terms of medical sciences, yet there are still many citizens with inadequate access to health care. Literacy, skill development, gender empowerment all show positive trends, as well as potential areas that require immediate attention.

Nevertheless, in the midst of this all these developments as well as ongoing issues, there are people in our country, who are relentlessly working towards providing resolutions to these problems and for the betterment of all Indian citizens.

These individuals and grass roots organisations must be recognised, felicitated and celebrated for their exemplary work. This is the core idea which led YRF to institute the Yashraj Bharati Samman.

Building on our vision to enrich lives by making a positive contribution to the society for the creation of a happier and healthier world, YRF has chosen to honour individuals, organisations, institutions or social enterprises dedicated to the service of the people of India.


We want deeper sincerity of motive, a greater courage in speech and earnestness in action

The dream that the founding leaders of this country saw was to develop an intent amongst its people to bring social transformative change. The Yashraj Bharati Samman for exemplary work in various fields, intends to motivate and stand behind all the beacons of hope for this great nation. We believe that our humble appreciation for the magnanimous and brave amongst us will inspire more people to come forth and join hands to make India a stronger country.

Yashraj Bharati Samman will be awarded every year on 16 March to 3 individuals/organisations/institutions/social enterprises.

The Samman will consist of:

The Yashraj Bharati Samman is being presented in the following 3 categories:

Timeline Of The Award Process​

Jul. 2022
Nominations for YBS Begins
Mid Jul. 2022
Preliminary Selection Process Begins as Nominations start arriving
30th Sept. 2022
Last Date for sending Nominations
15th Oct. 2022
Short list of Nominees presented to Expert Jury for approval
Nov. - Dec. 2022
Site visit of Selected Nominees
End of Dec. 2022
In-depth Reports on all Nominees prepared for Grand Jury
Jan. 2023
YBS Grand Jury convenes and begins deliberations
Mar. 2023
Grand Jury announces names of winners to Awards Committee
16th Mar. 2023
First Annual Yashraj Bharti Samman Award Ceremony