Poet Balkrishna Garg conferred with 2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award
Veteran poet Balkrishna Garg was honoured with the second edition of Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’.
He was conferred with the award by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari and National Book Trust Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharm.
Apart from Mr. Garg, Yogendra Kumar and Hem Bhatnagar were also felicitated for their contributions to childrens literature.
Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award
- The award was instituted in 2014 in the memory of Harikrishna Devsare, a renowned Hindi writer known for his work in the field of children’s literature. The award comprised cash prize of Rs 75,000, a shawl and a citation.
- Harikrishna Devsare was one of the foremost writers of Hindi children’s literature and had devoted his entire life in creating children’s literature in Hindi. He died in 2013.