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Sarala Yuva Puraskar has been conferred to Mahima Sethi by the Sarala Sahitya Sansad

Bhubaneswar:11/12/21: Sarala Yuva Puraskar has been conferred to Mahima Sethi by the Sarala Sahitya Sansad at Cuttack today in a ceremonial function. This prize includes one citation, 25 thousand cash, and a shawl.

A seminar was also organized to review the recently published English Poetry Book “Ink From Night Skies”. Chief Guest Prof. Rajendra Prasad Mohanty in his address after conferring the prize said the literary work endowed with a lot of passion, thought, and experience. She is an inclusive poet and her thought, ideas, and feelings are reflected in her poetry.

Responding to the honour Mahima, an IITian expressed her gratitude and told that she developed a deep passion for poetry since childhood, inspired by her parents. Eminent English writer and educationist Prof. Prafulla Kumar Mohanty focusing on her work said that the thought reflected in the poems is more mature than her age.

Among other dignitaries, Dr. ProvakarPalaka, Prof. of English in Delhi University quoting her works said that her poetry lives in human suffering, sorrows, feelings, and sentiments. He also expressed that Mahima is a strong voice of feminism in the making. In this function, Prof. S. Armstrong of Madras University cited that her poetry is full of human touch. Noted poet in English Dr. Ravindra K. Swain titled her poetry as the erasure of her rage.

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