For inspiring necessary physical and mental stability in day to day existence in individuals through saint’s teaching without discrimination of caste, creed or religion, for building a clean society of individuals engaged in noble deeds and moral conduct, for eradicating ignorance from human minds, for removing blind faith, for establishing a society free from addiction, for removing dowry system, for conducting adult literacy without grants and for implementing many similar projects in promoting national interest ‘Shivraj Pratishthan’ Nagothane awarded ‘Shivraj Pratishthan Puraskar’ to Dr. Shree. Nanasaheb Dharmadhikari on 31st January 2003.
The award was presented at the hands of the speaker of loksabha and the member of parliament Shree. Manoharpant Joshi. Many dignitaries were present on the occasion. Dr. Shree Appasaheb who has been working with Dr. Nanasaheb with the same zeal, energy and enthusiasm was also felicitated on this occasion by presenting a shawl, coconut,bouquet a memento.