Newdelhi:16/6/19:Sahitya  Akademi  announced  its annual  Yuva  Puraskar  2019  in 23  languages  today. Eleven books of poetry, six of short stories, five of novel and one literary criticism have won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019.

The Awards were recommended  by distinguished  Jury members  representing 23 Indian languages and approved  by the  Executive  Board of the Sahitya Akademi  which met today under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chandrashekhar  Kambar, President, Sahitya Akademi.

Those   who   have   won   the   Awards   for   their   collection   of   poetry   include   Rujab Muchahary(Bodo),  Anuj  Lugun(Hindi),  Sagar  Nazir(Kashmiri),  Anuja  Akathoottu(Malayalam), Jiten   Oinamba(Manipuri),    Sushil   Kumar   Shinde(Marathi),    Karna   Biraha(Nepali),   Yuvraj Bhattarai(Sanskrit),      Guhiram      Kisku(Santali),      Kiran     Paryani      ‘Anmol'(Sindhi)      and  Sabarinathan(Tamil).

Those who have won the Awards  for their collection  of short stories  include Sanjib  Pol Deka(Assamese), Sunil Kumar(Dogri), Tanuj Solanki(English), Ajay Soni(Gujarati), Hemant Aiya(Konkani) and Keerti Parihar(Rajasthani).

Those who have won the Awards for their collection of Novel include Moumita(Bengali), Fakeer  (Shridhar   Banvasi  G.C.)(Kannada),   Yadwinder   Singh  Sandhu(Punjabi),   Gaddam Mohan Rao(Telugu) and Salman Abdus Samad(Urdu).

The one who has won the Award for Literary Criticism is Sisira Behera(Odia). The Award for Maithili language will be declared at a later date shortly.

According  to the  procedure,  the  Executive  Board declared  the Awards  on the basis of unanimous or selection on the basis of majority vote made by the Jury. The Award relates to books published by an author of the age of 35 and below as on 1st January of the year of the award.

The Award in the form of a casket containing an engraved  copper-plaque  and a cheque of RS.50,000/- will be presented  to the awardees  at a special function  to be  held  at a later date.


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