Bhubaneswar:15/1/19: Fakir Mohan Sahitya Parishad, a leading literary organisation of Balasore, has received “Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Bhasa Samman” for the year 2018.
Organisation has received cash award of Rs 1 lakh along with a citation in a programme held in Bhubaneswar on Janauary 14, on the occasion of birth anniversary celebration of Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Senapati, father of Odia fiction.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had announced last year that an individual or institution would be honoured for tireless effort for the propagation and development of Odia language and literature.
The function organised by Department of Odia Language, Literature & Culture had felicitated the members of Fakir Mohan Sahitya Parishad,balasore on 14 th January,2019,Principal secretary of Odia Language, Literature & Culture Monoramjan Panigrahi,Director Bijoy Nayak,MinisterAnant Das, Prafulla samal has grace the occasion.Laxmi kant tripathy.NibranJena and few members of Fakir Mohan Sahitya Parishad was present to received the award.
“Usually, Odisha Sahitya Akadmy gives awards to people writing in various genres of Odia literature while for the first time the Department of Odia Language, Literature and Culture has instituted “Vyasa Kabi Fakir Mohan Bhasa Samman”, said Manornajan Panigrahy, Principal Secretary of the Department.