Bhubaneswar:26/1/23:Pratibha Ray Foundation Trust & Adya Prakashani have announced the Third Akshaya Chandra Ray Memorial award in the category of Novel (Odia) for 2023. The award, instituted in 2020 and reflecting the trust’s commitment to promoting fiction writing in Odia is an everlasting memory of eminent engineer Late Shri Akshaya Chandra Ray, Founder, Adya Prakashani, President, Bhashayan and Raaga.
To encourage novel writing in Odia literature, submissions in the form of published novels are invited from Odia writers below fifty years of age. Entries can also be submitted by publishers. The novel needs to have been published five years prior to the year of the award. So novels published in 2017,2018, 2019, 2020 & 2021 will be taken into consideration for the award for 2023.
The deadline for entries is 31st March 2023. Two copies of the book need to be sent by post/courier to the following address: “Akhyaeeka”, 27, Gajapati Nagar, Bhubaneswar-751005, along with the writer’s name, address for correspondence, contact no and proof of date of birth, as decided by the selection committee and informed by convenor, Dr. Adyasha Das.