Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer in Oriya,
Binapani Mohanty was named as the winner of the prestigious
Sarala Award for her book Apahancha Akasha (Unreachable
Sky) and overall literary achievements.
Mohanty will be the 31st winner of the literary award.
She will receive a cash award of Rs.2.5 lakh and a citation,
the Sarala Award committee said after a meeting here last
Noted vocalist Md. Sikandar Alam and social worker
Jayant Kumar Behera were also named and would receive a cash
award of Rs 51,000 each and citations.
The awards would be given at a special function
scheduled to be held on June 14 at Jayadev Bhawan here.
The annual Sarala Award was instituted in 1978 by
Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust(IMPaCT) of IMFA Group.