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Awarding the scribes

Awarding the scribes
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Eminent Hindi writer with more than 50 years of experience and creator of Jaltarang, Simmi Harshita was awarded on Wednesday for her rich literary contributions at the 3rd annual Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2014.

The occasion, an annual initiative by Kusumanjali Foundation was organised to recognise contributions made by renowned  authors in the field of Hindi and Bengali literature.

Present at the event, LK Advani, Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha was the chief guest  who presented the awards to Dr.  Ramkumar Mukhopadhayay for his Bengali contribution titled Dhanapatir Sinhaljatra and to Simmi Harshita for Jaltarang.

Commenting on the occasion the senior BJP leader promoted Indian languages and said that they should be used frequently even in abroad,'I was born under British rule. It was very humiliating that during foreign trips, people of different countries used to talk in their own language but people going from India mostly talked in English, even amongst themselves. It didn't look nice.'

'There are some things which are very painful. One of them is not speaking ones language and speaking another language,' Advani said at the event where he was felicitated.

Kusumanjali Foundation, founded and established by  writer  Dr Kusum Ansal seeks to promote and support the artisitc, literary, and cultural activities in the country. As a part of Foundation's promotional programmes, the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman was established in 2011 to recognize the talent of reknowned authors in the field of literature. Every year, two awards are givern to creative works in the genres of literature comprising fiction, shorrt story, poetry and drama.

Nominations from a large number of literary works published during the last five-year periods were selected for the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman  2014.

Speaking at the occasion, Dr. Kusum Ansal, prolofic writer and Founder of Kusumanjali Foundaton said, ' The Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman was initiated with a view to recognise the merit and standards of excellence acheived by eminent authors and scholars in their respective field of literature. Our country holds a distinctive linguistic and literary history. The award-winning texts borrow cultural inspirations from the author's mother tongue are are a rich source of contemporary yet classical Indian writing.'
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