Vanmali Samman for Maitreyi Pushpa
Bhopal | Tuesday, Feb 8 2011 IST
'Vanmali Samman' -- instituted by the Vanmali Srijan Peeth -- will be conferred on novelist Maitreyi Pushpa for complete literary contribution and writer Manoj Rupda for story writing at a ceremony at Bharat Bhavan here on March 5.
''The jury included poet critic Rajesh Joshi, story writer Mukesh Verma, critic Ramprakash Tripathi, poet-journalist Mahendra Gagan and myself,'' said Peeth's Chairman Santosh Choubey.
Ms Pushpa, who has been raising issues of women and their rights through her writing, will receive Rs 51,000 and a citation.
On the other hand, Mr Rupda will receive Rs 31,000 and a citation.
Besides bestowing of awards, literary discussions, literary reading and poetry will be organised.
He said the Peeth had been established in the memory of Mr Jagannath Prasad Choubey, who has been a signature in Hindi literary world with the name of Vanmali.
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