Bhubaneswar:19/9/22: Eminent writer Dr. Gourahari Das will be felicitated with prestigious Sarala Puraskar this year. Das has been selected for the 43rd Sarala Puraskar for his book ‘Bagha o Anyanya Galpa’, published by Timepass Publication in 2018. Das will receive a cash award of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation and shawl at a special ceremony on October 26.
Apart from this, London-based eminent painter and writer Prafulla Mohanty and Odissi music Guru Ghanshyam Panda will be honoured with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’ for their valuable contribution in the field of art and music, respectively. Both will receive a cash award of Rs1.5 Lakh each and citations.
The annual Sarala Puraskar was instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Dr. Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda in 1980. The Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT ) has since been continuously awarding eminent personalities for excellence in Odia literature.