Kamal Tanti wins Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2012
Poetry dominated the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2012 which was recently announced by the Sahitya Akademi. In a communiqué to Assam Times, secretary in charge of the Akademi, K. Srinivasa Rao stated that of the 19 selected languages, awards for the Manipuri, Nepali, Santali, and Telegu languages will be declared at a later date.
Eights books on poetry, five novels, two short stories, one on literary criticism, one play and two essays have won the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar while there have been no awards for the Sindhi language this year.
The awards were recommended by a distinguished jury representing 19 Indian languages and approved by the executive board of the Sahitya Akademi which met under the chairmanship of Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari- the acting president of the Akademi.
Those who won awards for their collection on poetry include Kamal Kumar Tanti (Assamese), Yash Raina (Dogri), Jatush Joshi (Gujarati), Arif Raja (Kannada), Arunabh Saurabh (Maithili), Lopa R (Malayalam), Om Nagar (Rajasthani) and Pravin Pandya (Sanskrit). Diganta Lawary (Bodo), Aman Sethi (English), Kunal Singh (Hindi), Pargat Singh Satauj (Punjabi) and E. Mary Flora (Tamil) for their novels. Sadique Hussain (Bengali) and Srutishree Naik (Odia) won in the short stories category while Dharmakriti Sumant won for his play. Winners for literary criticism are Farooq Shaheen (Kashmiri) and Naman Dhawskar Sawant (Konkani). Dr. Ghaznafar Iqbal (Urdu) bagged an award for his essays.
According to the procedure, the Executive Board declared the awards on a unanimous selection made on the basis of majority vote made by the jury. The award relates to books published by an author of the age of 35 and below as on 1st January of the year of the Award. A casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rupees 50, 000/- which will be presented to the awardees at a special function held at a later date.
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Woo said the reason behind the camp today is to make the local people of Pamohi aware of the disease called cancer, so that they can help themselves as well as others. Dr. Roymedhi said that Cancer is an enemy of mankind and to eliminate the enemy, one should know about the enemy very well. There are still lots of false and old concept about cancer in peoples mind which should be eliminated. People should know the warning signs of cancer to detect it. Cancer is 2nd highest cause of death in the world after heart disease. Breast cancer is very common in women everywhere bur it is easily detectable and curable. They taught taught the Breast Self Examination to the women present there. He also explained the preferred treatments for the breast cancer and its complications if not treated on time. The camp was attended by the parents of the students of Parijaat Academy. Beside the parents many local people were also present.
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A BPF worker sustained serious injury when unidentified miscreants targeted him with pistol from a close range in Chirang district on Wednesday. The incident took place at around 7-20 in the evening at Basugaon BPF worker Dulal Mandal was on his way to his residence with his wife.
All of a sudden armed motorcycle borne miscreants who were following Mandal fired upon him from a point blank range. Mandal fell on the ground but the miscreants vanished immediately after shot him at on the spot. Local residents came out to the streets and rushed him to the hospital. His condition is stated to be serious.