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Gourahari Das to get Sarala Puraskar for
‘Bagha O Anyanya Galpa’

19/09/2022 at 6:20 PM

Odia fiction Gourahari Das Sarala Puraskar Bagha O Anyanya Galpa

Bhubaneswar, Sept 19: Eminent Odia fiction writer Gourahari Das will be awarded with the 43rd edition of prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his short-story collection “Bagha O Anyanya Galpa”, published by Timepass Publication in 2018, the Trust said in a press release today.

The award ceremony will be held in Bhubaneswar on October 26, during which Das will receive a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh along with a citation. This award is given by IMPaCT, a charitable wing of the Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Ltd. in recognition of Odia literature.

During the award ceremony, London based eminent painter and writer Prafulla Mohanty and Odissi music Guru Ghanshyam Panda will be honoured with ‘Ila-Bansidhar Panda Kala Samman’ for the valuable contribution in the field of art and music, respectively. Both will receive a cash award of Rs. 1.5 Lakh each and citations.

The annual Sarala Puraskar, instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Bansidhar Panda and his wife Ila Panda in 1980, is awarded by the Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT), according to a statement on Monday.

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