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Haryana announces awards for litterateurs

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, February 19

The Haryana Sahitya Akademi has selected litterateurs for various awards under the Sahityakar Samman Yojana for the years 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Sharing information in this regard, the Director-General of Information, Public Relations and Languages Department, Dr Amit Agarwal, said the national-level "Aajeevan Sahitya Sadhana Samman" (award money Rs 7 lakh) will be given to Dr Kamal Kishore Goenka (2017), a Delhi-based senior litterateur and thinker, Dr Suresh Gautam (2018), a resident of Delhi and a known writer and critic, and Madhav Kaushik (2019), a Chandigarh-based senior litterateur and thinker.

Under the "Mahakavi Surdas Ajeevan Sahitya Sadhana Samman", (award money Rs 5 lakh), Rohtak-based Dr Purnachand Sharma (2017) while Delhi-based Madhukant and Sonepat-based Dr Santram Deshwal (2018) have been selected. Faridabad-based Dr Sudarshan Ratnakar and Gurugram resident Chandrakanta have been selected for 2019.

Under the "Pandit Madhav Prasad Mishra Samman", (award money Rs 2.50 lakh), Rohtak-based Dr Ramphal Chahal (2017) and Karnal-based Dr Mahavir Prasad Sharma(2018) have been selected.

For 2019, Sirsa-based Dr Sheel Kaushik and Kurukshetra-based Dr Lalchand Gupta Mangal have been selected.

from The Tribune

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