Cuttack:2/3/23:Gangadhar Rath Foundation announced prestigious “Sahitya Bharati Samman”, “Gangadhar Rath Smaraki Samman” & other awards for for the year 2023.
Padmashree Srinibas Udgata, eminent litterateur shall be felicitated with the SAHITYA SHARATI SAMMAN, 2023 for his outstanding contribution to Odia literature. He has published 323 books and experimented in all the forms of literature too – novel, poetry and travelogue as well as Children Literature. The samman carries a silver emblem of the Konark Sun Temple and a cash prize of one lakh.
Srinivas Udgata (born 6 January 1935), is a poet, story and drama writer, painter, novelist and translator 1974. In 2002 for his poetry he has received Bharati Bharati Award for his From the Hindi Sahitya Sanstha of Uttar Pradesh. Besides these awards, he has also received the Sarala Award in 2002, Sarala Samman in 2002 and Acharya Vidyasagar Samman from Calcutta. He was honored with Bidhubhusan Guru Smruti Samman in 2022 by Bidhubhusan Guru Smruti Parishad. He received his D.Litt. from Sambalpur University. The title “Vidyavachaspati” awarded by Prayag Sahitya Sammelan, Allahabad, Award from Kendriya Sahitya Akademi, U.P. Hindi Sahitya Sansthan, Lucknow- Souhardya Samman etc. He was president of Orissa Sahitya Akademifrom 1994 to 1997. He is continuing as president of Atmaprakashani (A Writers’ Association). He has been awarded & honored by more than 100 organisations in India
In memory of the Founder Shrl Rath, noted vocalist of Odlsha Padmashree Smt. Shyamamani Devi shall be conferred with SHRI GANGADHAR RATH SMARAKI SAMMAN for her contribution in the field of Odlshi Sangeet. While ‘Bhanujee Rao Smaraki Puraskar’ shall be awarded to Dr Bhagaban Jaysingh & ‘BINAPANI MOHANTY KATHA SAHITYA PURASKAR’ to Smt. Manashi Das. Both awards carry cash prize of Rupees Twenty Five thousand each.
The ‘SUB RAT RATH SMARAKI PURASKAR’ of Rupees Ten Thousand each shall be presented to Author Smt. Mausumi Parida and Shrl Rabinarayan Dash.
The awards shall be presented by Dr. B. R. Sarangl, Honorable Justice of Orissa High Court at Kala vikas Kendra, Cuttack on Sunday, the 19 March, 2023 at 06:30pm. Eminent poet Smt.Aparna Mohanty shall be the chief speaker & Trustee Dr. Jayant Rath shall preside over the function.