Former Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson Najma Heptullah will be decorated with the Veerangana Samman-2007.
The Azad Award, instituted by the Culture department of Madhya Pradesh government, comprises Rs 1.50 lakh in cash and a citation. A high-level jury has unanimously selected the Ashram for the award, official sources said.
Senior BJP leader L K Advani will present the award on June 18 at Gwalior during the two-day 'Balidan Mela' organised to commemorate the martyrdom of Rani Laxmibai.
A ballet focusing on Rani Laxmibai and All India Kavi Sammelan will also be staged on June 18, the sources said.