Sanskrit scholar Prabhu Nath Dwivedi has been conferred with the esteemed Sahitya Akademi Award for Sanskrit, 2014. He won this award for his work called ‘Kanakalochanaha’, which is a collection of 16 short-stories that touch upon various social issues destroying the system. In 2012 Prabhu Nath Dwivedi was in the selection committee for the Akademi’s prize. The award comprises an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a cheque for Rs. 100,000. The award will be given in March during the Festival of Letters to be held in New Delhi.
Knowledge is Wealth
- Sanskrit is the second official language in Uttarakhand, the only state in India which gives Official Language status to Sanskrit.
- The only daily newspaper published in Sanskrit language is Sudharma. It is published from Mysore since 1970.
- The Sahitya Akademi Award is given every year since 1955.
- R K Narayanan was the first person to receive this award for his book The Guide.