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Padma Sachdev awarded 2015 Saraswati Samman

Eminent Dogri language Poetess and novelist Padma Sachdev was awarded the prestigious Saraswati Samman for the year 2015.

She was bestowed with this prestigious award for her autobiography ‘Chitt-Chete’ (published in 2007) written in Dogri language. She was felicitated by Delhi’s Lt Governor Najeeb Jung in New Delhi.

About Padma Sachdev

  • Padma Sachdev is first modern woman poet of Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi.
  • She has published her several poetry collection and has 60 books to her credit. Her poetry collection Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs) has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.
  • Some of her famous books are Tavi Te Chanhan (1976), Nheriyan Galiyan (1982), Pota Pota Nimbal (1987), Uttar Vahini (1992) and Tainthian (1992).
  • Awards and Honours: Sahitya Akademi Award (1971), Padma Shri (2001), and the Kabir Samman for poetry (2007-08) by Government of Madhya Pradesh.

About Saraswati Samman

  • Saraswati Samman is an annual literary award bestowed upon Indian citizen for his outstanding literary work written in any Indian language.
  • These literary works should be in Indian languages that are mentioned in Schedule VIII of Constitution and published during last 10 years.
  • The award has been named after Hindu goddess of learning and is considered to be among the highest literary awards in India.
  • Established: 1991 by the K. K. Birla Foundation.
  • Award Carries: Monetary award of 15 lakh rupees, a citation and a plaque.
  • Eminent Hindi author Harivansh Rai Bachchan was the first recipient of this award for his autobiography in four volumes.

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Dogri poetess Padma Sachdev awarded 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman

Renowned Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman for the year 2015.

She was bestowed with this award for her outstanding contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. It was presented to her by West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi.

The award has been instituted by Kolkata based Bharatiya’s Bhasha Parishad and carries an amount of one lakh rupees, a shawl and citation.

About Padma Sachdev

  • Padma Sachdev is first modern woman poet of Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi.
  • She has published her several poetry collection. Some of her books are Tavi Te Chanhan (1976), Nheriyan Galiyan (1982), Pota Pota Nimbal (1987), Uttar Vahini (1992) and Tainthian (1992).
  • Her poetry collection Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs) has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971.
  • She also has been awarded Padma Shri (2001), India’s 4th highest civilian award and the Kabir Samman for poetry (2007-08) by Government of Madhya Pradesh.

About Dogri language

  • Dogri is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India and Pakistan.
  • In India, it is chiefly spoken in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and northern Punjab. Dogri speakers are called Dogras and the Dogri-speaking region is called Duggar.
  • It is one of 22 official languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution. It was inserted in this schedule by 92nd Constitutional amendment Act, 2003 along with Maithili, Santali and Bodo.

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