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Sahitya Akademi announces winners of 2019 Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Yuva Puraskar

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Sahitya Akademi announces winners of 2019 Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Yuva Puraskar

Sahitya Akademi announces winners of 2019 Bal Sahitya Puraskar, Yuva Puraskar

15 June 2019 Current Affairs: Sahitya Akademi, India's national academy of letters has announced a list of 22 winners of the Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 recipients of the Yuva Puraskar for the year 2019. The selection of awardees in Agartala has been approved by the Executive Board of the Akademi, under the chairmanship of its President, Chandrashekhar Kambar.
The Bal Puraskar awaard is to be conferred upon the winners on the Children's Day. The day for the Yuva Puraskar is yet to be decided.

Prize:
The winners of both the awards will receive a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000.

Awardees:
Six books of children's poetry has won the Bal Sahitya Puraskar. The books includes works by Vijay Sharma (Dogri), Naji Munauwar (Kashmiri), and Sanjay Chaubey (Sanskrit); five story books by authors including Govind Sharma (Hindi), Mohammad Khalil (Urdu), and Swmim Nasrin (Assamese); and five authors for their total contribution in children's literature.
One folk tale author, Lakhminath Brahma, in Bodo language, three novels by Chandrakanth Karadalli (Kannada), Salim Sardar Mulla (Marathi), and Pawan Harchandpuri (Punjabi); one history book by Devika Cariapa in English, and one play by R K Sanahanbi Chanu in Manipuri
The books that won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019 includes eleven books of poetry, including works by Anuj Lugun (Hindi), Sagar Nazir (Kashmiri), Anuja Akathoottu (Malayalam); six of short stories by authors, including Tanuj Solanki (English), Ajay Soni (Gujarati), Keerti Parihar (Rajasthani); five novels by Moumita (Bengali), and Salman Abdus Samad (Urdu).
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