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Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015 To Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev

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Well known Dogri Writer and Poetess, Padma Sachdev has been awarded the 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman. She is being honoured for her outstanding contribution to Dogri Literature and services to the Dogri Language.

PADMA SACHDEV

  • First modern woman poet of Dogri language but writes in Hindi as well.
  • She has also been given the following awards:
    • Sahitya Akademi Award – 1971
    • Padma Shri -2001
    • Kabir Samman -2007-08 by the Govt. of MPDogri poetess Padma Sachdev awarded 2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman
  • Some of her books are
    • Tavi Te Chanhan (1976)
    • Nheriyan Galiyan (1982)
    • Pota Pota Nimbal (1987)
    • Uttar Vahini (1992)
    • Tainthian (1992)
  • Her poetry collection
    • Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs)

KRUTITAVA SMAGRA SAMMAN

  • Instituted by: Kolkata’s Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad
  • Presented by: West Bengal’s Keshari Nath Tripathi
  • Consists of : Rs. 1 Lakh, Citation and a shawl

DOGRI

  • One of the 22 official languages listed in the eight schedule of the constitution
  • Chiefly spoken in Jammu &Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh amd Northern Punjab
  • Dogri speaking population are called Dogras and their region is Duggars