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Hrushikesh to get Sarala Award

Bhubaneswar, Sep 3: Noted Odia poet Dr Hrushikesh Mallick will get the 37th edition of prestigious Sarala Award for his poetry work “Jeje Dekhi Nathiba Bharat”. The Sarala Award Committee announced this in a meeting held here on Friday.

He will receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation.

Two more notable personalities, Dr Gopal Chandra Panda and Dinanath Pathy will be honoured for their valuable contributions in the field of music and art, respectively.

While Dr Gopal Chandra Panda will be awarded with Ila Panda Memorial Music Samman and Dr Dinanath Pathi will receive Ila Panda Memorial Art Samman posthumously. They will receive a cash award of Rs 1.5 lakh each along with citations.

They will be felicitated in special function on October 26. Chandra Sekhar Kambar, an eminent writer of India has consented to be the chief guest of the Sarala Award function.

The annual Sarala Award instituted in the year 1979 by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT). Sarala Award is recognised as the foremost literary award of our State. This award is one of the finest contributions of IMPaCT to glorify Odia literature. The Ekalabya Award also instituted by IMPaCT crowns promising sports talents of Odisha.



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