Sahitya Akademi announces first Youth Awards, 16 authors honoured

Uma Shankar Choudhary was awarded the prize for his writings in Hindi while Veeranna Madiwalara was chosen for Kannada.

hidden February 13, 2012 21:48:44 IST
Sahitya Akademi announces first Youth Awards, 16 authors honoured

New Delhi: Cultural body Sahitya Akademi today announced its first youth awards for young and budding authors in Indian languages, honouring 16 of them in multifarious categories of writings.

Seven books of poetry, four short stories, two plays and one each novel and essay featured among the winners of the Yuva Puraskar in 16 languages.

Sahitya Akademi announces first Youth Awards 16 authors honoured

Screengrab from ibnlive

Uma Shankar Choudhary was awarded the prize for his writings in Hindi while Veeranna Madiwalara was chosen for Kannada. Among the other winners were Nisar Azam in Kashmiri language, Aishwarya Patekar in Marathi and Gayatribala Panda in Odia.

The award will carry a casket containing an engraved copper plate and a cheque of Rs 50,000. The Akademi also announced prizes for translation of books in 22 Indian languages.

The translation of former president A P J Abdul Kalam's Indomitable Spirit in Assamese and Atal Behari Vajpayee's poetry translation in Manipuri were among the books selected for the award.

PTI

Updated Date:

Find latest and upcoming tech gadgets online on Tech2 Gadgets. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Popular gadgets including laptop, tablet and mobile specifications, features, prices, comparison.

also read

Despite bungalow row, Kalam's grand nephew Sheik Saleem continues to be loyal BJP member
Politics

Despite bungalow row, Kalam's grand nephew Sheik Saleem continues to be loyal BJP member

A day after a nephew of A P J Abdul Kalam resigned from BJP, the late president's grand - nephew A P J M J Sheik Saleem today said he continued to be a loyal worker of the saffron party.

Kalam thinks children can end corruption
Fwire

Kalam thinks children can end corruption

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam feels if children dared to question parents about their source of income and refuse to travel by vehicle acquired through corrupt means, India would gradually become a corruption-free country.

US issues apology over frisking Kalam
India

US issues apology over frisking Kalam

The US embassy on Sunday issued an apology to the Indian government and former president APJ Abdul Kalam over frisking him twice at New York's JFK International Airport on 29 September 2011.