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Sahitya Akademi confers Bhasha Samman on 4 Scholars

Sahitya Akademi has conferred prestigious ‘Bhasha Samman’ on four scholars for their contribution to classical and medieval literature in various languages.

The award will bestowed upon them by the President of the Sahitya Akademi at a special function which will be held later.

Recipients of Bhasha Samman

  • K Meenakshi Sundaram: For his contributions to Classical and Medieval Literature (Southern). He was conferred with this award for year 2013.
  • Apart from her rich contribution to medieval Tamil literature, Sundaram also has written scholarly essays on Tirukkural.
  • Acharya Munishwar Jha: For his contributions to Classical and Medieval Literature (Eastern). He was conferred with this award for the year 2014.
  • He has made valuable contribution in the area of Sanskrit literature.
  • Charu Chandra Pande and Mathuradutt Mathpal: Jointly recognised for their work towards the enrichment of Kumauni.

Bhasha Samman: The award carries a cash prize of 1 lakh rupees along with an inscribed copper plaque and a citation. In case of joint winners, the monetary prize is equally shared between the winners.

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Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015

Sahitya Akademi has announced the Bal Sahitya Puraskar for year 2015.

In this edition of Bal Sahitya Puraskar, 5 novelists, 4 writers of short stories, and 3 authors of poetries, 11 writers for their contribution to children’s literature and 1 book of one-act play respectively.

Recipients of Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2015 are

  • Novelist: Sowmya Rajendran (English), Nivditha Subramaniam (English), Tiren Boro (Bodo), Mukti Upadhyay ‘Baral’ (Nepali), Ramnath G Gawade (Konkani) and Ramdeo Jha (Maithili).
  • Writers of short stories: Nayeem Kashmiri (Kashmiri), Krishna Kumar ‘Ashu’ (Rajasthani), Thokchom Thouyangba Meitei (Manipuri) and Janardhan Hegde(Sanskrit).
  • Poetry collections: Srikanta Saren (Santali), Tara Chand Kalandri (Dogri) and Sella Ganapathi (Tamil).
  • Total Contribution to Children’s Literature: Kartik Ghose (Bengali), Eli Ahmed (Assamese), T S Nagraja Shetty (Kannada), Dhiruben Patel (Gujarati), Leeladhar Hegde (Marathi), Sivadas (Malayalam), Sukhdev Madpuri (Punjab), Snehlata Mohanty (Odia), Chokappu Venkataramana (Telugu) and JethoLalwani (Sindhi).
  • Book of one-act play: Bano Sartaj (Urdu).

Bal Sahitya Puraskar: It is instituted by the Sahitya Akademi. The award comprises 50,000 rupees along with a casket containing an inscribed copper plaque and a citation.

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