Odia writer Achyutananda Pati recieved the 34th edition of the prestigious Sarala Award

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Odia writer Achyutananda Pati recieved the 34th edition of the prestigious Sarala Award
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Odia writer Achyutananda Pati recieved the 34th edition of the prestigious Sarala Award

Odia writer Achyutananda Pati recieved the 34th edition of the prestigious Sarala Award for his novel Chaa’ru Chaitanya Paryanta and overall literary achievements From Eminent Bengali Writer Sirsendu Mukhopadhyaya In Bhubaneswar On Saturday.

On the occasion, 87-year-old Pati said, “These days, there is a lot of lobbying for any award which is never healthy for creative growth of a writer, now my age is 87 and Lord Yama raja didnt take me to get this Sarala award“The award consists of cash of `2.5 lakh and a citation. On the occasion, 87-year-old Pati said, “These days, there is a lot of lobbying for any award which is never healthy for creative growth of a writer.

Achyutananda Pati has written several stories including ‘Kahani Nuhe Kabya’, ‘Asubha Putra ra Kahani’, ‘Sikta Saikata’ and essays revolving around the under-priviledged section of society and nature. His first short story ‘Plus O Minus’ was published in ‘Asanta Kali’ back in 1952.

The annual Sarala Award instituted in the year 1979 by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust(IMPaCT). IMPaCT is the charitable wing of IMFA Group, the leading and the only fully integrated producer of ferro alloys in India. Sarala Award is recognized as the foremost literary award of our State. This award is one of the finest contributions of IMPaCT to glorify Odia literature. The Ekalabya Award also instituted by IMPaCT crowns promising sports talents of Odisha.


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