Bhubaneswar:3/4/23 :Eminent write Pratibha Ray has been selected to receive “Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad”s highest award, Kartritwa Samagra Samman for enriching contributions & excellence in the field of Indian Literature.Bharatiya Bhasha parishad feels blessed by awarding those writers of India who have illuminated the literary world with the bright effulgence of their literary genius.This Year, The “Kartritwa Samagra Samman’ will be awarded to Smt. Prativa Ray (Odia), Dr. N. Gopi (Telegu),Shri Bhal Chandra Nemade(Marathi)& Smt.Madhu Kankaria (Hindi). ‘Yuva Puraskar’ will be awarded to Shri Wangthoi Khuman (Manipuri), Shri N. S. Sumesh Krishnan (Malyalam), Shri Om Nagar (Rajasthani) and Shri Shekhar Mallick (Hindi).Eminent Bengali writer Shri Shri Shirshendu will be the chief guest. Honouring the Litterateurs denotes sensibility and responsibility towards culture
The award will be given away in an exclusive ceremony at Kolkata on 8th April 2023.Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad, a Kolkata-based literary organization was founded on 1975 by Sitaram Seksaria and Bhagirat H Kanodia with the aim of promoting Indian languages. It works for the development of Indian literature through publication of books on literature and implementation of various literary projects.
Pratibha’s contribution to the genre of Odia novel and short story is quite magnificent not only in terms of volume, but also in terms of its uniqueness. Her outstanding contributions to literature have earned her several prestigious awards and recognitions. She has been conferred the Padmashree honour by the Government of India, Moorthidevi award by Bharatiya Jnanpith and the Sahitya Akademi award by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi.
Her short stories and novels have been adapted for Radio plays, TV serials and films. She has 21 novels, 22 short story collections and 10 travelogues alongwith some books for children to her credit. About 300 short stories have been published in literary journals of repute in Odia and other Indian languages during the last 30 years. Apart from creative writing, she has written many research articles on Education and Psychology. She has active interest in social reform and has fought against social injustice on many occasions.