Bhopal:11/11/17 President Ramnath Kovind conferred Rashtriya Kabir Samman to noted Odia poet Pratibha Satpathy., President Kovind awarded Shri Revaprasad Dwivedi (Varanasi), Shri K Shiva Reddy (Hyderabad). They were given Rs three lakh and citation. The president released ‘Madhya Pradesh Main Kabir’ book.
Speaking on the occasion, the President praised the Government of Madhya Pradesh for instituting the ‘Rashtriya Kabir Samman’. He stated that this honour encourages poets who pursue the philosophical tradition of Saint Kabir. He also congratulated the award winners and appreciated their contributions.
Odia poets Dr. Pratibha Satpathy is an eminent poet of Oriya literature. She had been recognized as one of the leading poets of the country and had been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award, Her poetry expresses deep human sensibility in lucid form while attempting to explore the mystery of human relationships and beyond.
Pratibha is not only famous for writing Oriya poetry, but also known to be a great literary critic. She has also translated a number of famous English literatures of well-known writers such as Pearl S. Buck into Oriya language. Many of her books in Oriya have been translated into Hindi by herself. She has won many literary acclaims for her superior writing standard. For her remarkable literary works, she has been invited to attain a number of national and international conferences and symposia at various point of her career.