press trust of india
Cuttack, 20 February
Eminent poet and Kendra Sahitya Akademi award winner Pratibha Satpathy will get the prestigious Sahitya Bharati Samman-2013 for her distinguished and illustrious contributions to Odia literature.
This was announced by Gangadhar Rath Foundation Trust here. The Foundation Trust has been giving away this prestigious award along with other literary awards for a over a decade now.
The Sahitya Bharati Samman given by the Trust every year to renowned persons in the field of Odia literature carries a cash prize of Rs one lakh, a filigree memento of Sun Temple of Konark and a citation.
The Samman would be conferred on the 70-year-old poet at a special function to be held at Saheed Bhawan here on March 9.
The Trust would also felicitate senior advocate Ashok Mukherjee on the occasion by bestowing upon him the Gangadhar Smaraki Samman for his notable contributions in the field of Judiciary. Similarly, renowned gynaecologist and poet Sarojini Sarangi would receive this years Bhanuji Rao Samman and writer Debraj Lenka would receive this years Binapani Mohanty Katha Sahitya Purashkar. Both these awrds given by the Foundation Trust carry cash prizes of Rs 25,000 each, informed the Trust President Jayant Rath. Subrat Rath Smaraki Purashkar of the Trust would be shared between Smt Shaktiprava Mishra and Pitambar Tarai, Rath informed adding that both Mishra and Tarai shall be presented with cash prizes of Rs 10,000 each.