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Sahitya Akademi announces Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2019

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The Sahitya Akademi has selected 22 writers for the Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2019 and 23 writers for Yuva Puraskar 2019.
 
The Executive Board of the Akademi that met in Agartala on Friday, under the chairmanship of its president Chandrashekhar Kambar approved the selection of awardees. 
 
Union Minister for Tourism and Culture Prahlad Singh Patel congratulated the award winners.
 
The awardees have been selected on the basis of recommendations made by the jury comprising three members each in the concerned language, in accordance with the rules and procedure laid down for the purpose. 
 
The executive board declared the awards on the basis of a unanimous/majority vote by the jury.  The award in Maithili will be declared on a later date, an official press release said.
 
For the Bal Sahitya Puraskar, the Awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of award (between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017). However, during the initial ten years, from 2010 to 2019, the award may also be given to an author based on his/her total contribution to children’s literature.
 
Meanwhile, eleven books of poetry, six of the short story, five of the novel and one of literary criticism have won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2019. The award relates to books published by an author of age 35 and below as on January 1 of the year of the award.
 
The award, in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000, will be presented to the awardees at a special function to be held at a later date.
 
The following are the awardees:
 
SAHITYA AKADEMI YUVA PURASKAR 2019
 
Assamese: Ei Pine Ki Ase? (Short Story), Sanjib Pol Deka
Bengali: Kuntal Fire Ase (Novel), Moumita 
Bodo: Sansri Arw Mwndangthini Mwkhang (Poetry), Rujab Muchahary
Dogri: Sees (Short Story), Sunil Kumar
English: Diwali in Muzaffarnagar (Short Story), Tanuj Solanki
Gujarati: Retino Manas (Short Story), Ajay Soni
Hindi: Baagh Aur Sugna Munda Ki Beti (Poetry), Anuj Lugun
Kannada: Beru (Novel) Fakeer (Shridhar Banvasi G.C.)
Kashmiri: Thaer Angnech (Poetry), Sagar Nazir
Konkani: Kathaakar (Short Story), Hemant Aiya
Malayalam: Amma Urangunnilla (Poetry), Anuja Akathoottu
Manipuri: Canvasta Tarakpa Pirangna Poetry), Jiten Oinamba
Marathi: Shahar Atmahatya Karaycha Mhantay (Poetry). Sushil Kumar Shinde
Nepali: Charkiyeko Bhui (Poetry), Karna Biraha
Odia: Bimugdha Uccharana (Literary Criticism), Sisira Behera
Punjabi: Waqt Beeteya Nahi (Novel),  Yadwinder Singh Sandhu
Rajasthani: Saglaan Ro Seer (Short Story), Keerti Parihar
Sanskrit: Vagvilasini(Poetry) Yuvraj Bhattarai
Santali: Jarpi Disomrin Manmi (Poetry), Guhiram Kisku
Sindhi: Anmol Rishta (Poetry), Kiran Paryani ‘Anmol’
Tamil: Vaal (Tail) (Poetry), Sabarinathan
Telugu: Kongavalu Kathi (Novel), Gaddam Mohan Rao
Urdu: LaC Ke Lahoo (Novel), Salman Abdus Samad
Award in Maithili to be declared on a later date
 
BAL SAHITYA PURASKAR 2019
 
Assamese: Mili, Amia Aru Ekhon Nadi (Stories), Swmim Nasrin
Bengali: Total Contribution, Nabanita Debsen
Bodo: Solobatha Khwnasong De (Folk Tales), Lakhminath Brahma
Dogri: Larjaan (Poetry), Vijay Sharma
English: India Through Archaeology: Excavating History (History), Devika Cariapa
Gujarati: Total Contribution, Kumarpal Desai
Hindi: Kachu Ki Topi (Stories), Govind Sharma
Kannada: Kadu Kanasina Beedige (Novel), Chandrakanth Karadalli
Kashmiri: Shurin Hund Naji (Poetry), Naji Munauwar
Konkani: Chitkulya Chinkichye Vishaal Vishwa (Stories), Rajashree Bandodkar Karapurkar
Malayalam: Total Contribution, Malayath Appunni
Manipuri: Thawaishinggi Thawai (Play),  R.K. Sanahanbi Chanu
Marathi: Jangal Khajinyacha Shodh (Novel), Salim Sardar Mulla
Nepali: Chara Ko Chirbir Bhura ko Kirkir (Poetry), Bhabilal Lamichhane
Odia: Total Contribution, Birendra Kumar Samantray
Punjabi: Aliens Di Dharti Te (Novel), Pawan Harchandpuri
Sanskrit: Chitva Trinam Trinam (Poetry), Sanjay Chaubey
Santali: Jharumjhag (Poetry), Lakshman Chandra Saren
Sindhi: Total Contribution, Veena Shringi
Tamil: Total Contribution, Devi Nachiappan (Deivanai)
Telugu: Thatha Maata Varaala Moota (Short Stories), Belagam Bheemeswara Rao
Urdu: Science ke Dilchasp Mazameen (Stories), Mohammad Khalil
 
The award in Maithili will be declared on a later date. 
 
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