DELHI: The Mar Gregorios award of this year has declared to award to Baba Amte, the well known Social Worker and social activist in India. The award amount is Rs.200,000 and the Medal of appreciation. This will be awarded by the Vice President of India Mr. Bhairon Singh Shekhawat in the coming function. This award is instituted by the Sophia Society in association with the Delhi Diocese of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church under the leadership of H. G. Job Mar Philoxenos, the Diocesan Bishop.
Spiritual leader Dalai Lama, Dr. A. P. Kurien and Dr. P. K. Variyar were the former award winners in previous years.
The award is organized for the memory of Dr. Paulose Mar Gregorios the late Bishop of Delhi Diocese and renowned theologian of Orthodox Churches. Mar Gregorios was a genius in many fields including theology and carried out many duties including the position of the Principal of the Theological Seminary, President of W.C.C., Secretary to Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie
Mar Gregorios was the person who lived the lives of many persons life within a lifetime.