Awards Current Affairs - 2019
Awards and Honours in Current Affairs 2019 with latest winners of various awards in India and world. Current Affairs list of awards and prize won in India and world for 2019.
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US-based Indian poet Ranjani Murali received the ‘Woman’s Voice Award’ at the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF). The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh apart from a citation.
Woman’s Voice Award
Prabha Khaitan Woman’s Voice Award popularly known as Woman’s Voice Award aims to recognize and encourage creative writing by women in India, to help build a network of women writers across India by creating a forum for their work, and to support the publication of new creative writing by women in India. It is a joint initiative between Oxford Bookstore and Prabha Khaitan Foundation.
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF)
Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF) was the first literary festival of India. It is also the only literary Festival to be driven by a bookstore and it celebrates books, music, art, film. AKLF d explores literature as part of our tangible and intangible heritage.
Indian-American Entrepreneur Gurinder Singh Khalsa has been honoured with Rosa Park Trailblazer award for his campaign to persuade US authorities to change policy towards Sikh headgear.
Fight for Justice and Faith
Gurinder Singh Khalsa was not allowed to board an aeroplane in 2007 due to his refusal to remove the turban. Determined to stand up for his faith and fight for justice, Gurinder Singh Khalsa took the issue all the way to the US Congress, compelling Transportation and Security Administration (TSA) to change its headgear policy towards the Sikh community. As a result, Sikhs can now wear their turban through airport security in the US.
There precise origin of Turban is unknown but there are references to Turban dating back almost 4,000 years from Mesopotamia and ancient India.
Turban is a type of headgear based on cloth winding and wearing turbans is most common among the Sikh Community.
Guru Gobind Singh, the 10th and last human guru of the faith initiated Khalsa and asked the members of Khalsa to maintain five articles of faith, referred to as the five Ks. The Turban (kesh: Uncut hair in Turban) is a part of five K.