Who: Uttar Pradesh Government
What: Announced 50000 rupees monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees
When: 20 October 2015
The Uttar Pradesh Government on 20 October 2015 announced that it will provide 50000 rupees as monthly pension to Yash Bharti awardees of the state.
The Yash Bharti Samman, which was instituted in 1994, is conferred by the Uttar Pradesh Government for excellence in literature, fine arts, folk and classical music and sports. The award carries cash prize of 11 lakh rupees, a citation and a shawl.
The Yash Bharti Samman 2015 was awarded to renowned journalist Vinod Mehta on 9 February 2015.
The award, which was founded by the Mulayam Singh Yadav Government, was discontinued by the BSP Government from 2007-2013, but was later revived after a gap of six years.