On 22nd June 2023, the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture chaired by Madhav Kaushik, President, Sahitya Akademi declared a list of 22 recipients of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 20 winners of its Yuva Puraskar for the year 2023.
- The works were selected on the basis of recommendations made by the Jury of 3 members each in concerned language in accordance with rules and procedure laid down for the purpose.
The winners of Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2023 awards will receive the award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs.50000 each at a ceremony to be held later.
Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023:
i. It is an annual award established in 2010 for the most outstanding book by an Indian author, first published in any of the languages recognized by the Akademi during the five years prior to the year, immediately preceding the year of the award, i.e. books published between 2017 and 2021 are considered.
ii. In order to be eligible for the award, the Children’s book must be an outstanding contribution to the language and literature to which it belongs.
iii. The book must be a creative one not a work of translation or an anthology of multiple authors and is meant for the target readership of 9 to 16 years age group.
iv. The Executive Board declares the awards on the basis of majority vote by the jury.
v. The Akademi announced 22 winners in the category and the award will be given for 1 Stories, 7 Short stories, 7 Novels, 1 Poetry and Stories, 1 Play, 1 Memoir and 4 Poetry.
Note: There is no award in Kashmiri language for 2023 and the award in the Manipuri language will be declared later.
Table of Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2023:
|1||Suryanath Singh||Hindi||Kotuk App|
|2||Jugal Kishore Sarangi||Odia||Jejenka Gapa Ganthili|
|3||Gurmeet Karyalvi||Punjabi||Sachi Di Kahani|
|5||D.K. chaduvula Babu||Telugu||Vajrala Vaana|
|6||Late Mateen Achalpuri (Posthumous)||Urdu||Mamta Ki Dor|
|7||Pratima Nandi Narzaree||Bodo||Gosaini Gwjwn Nwjwr|
|1||Rothindranath Goswami||Assamese||Powalmoni Aru Chichingar Duhxahaxik Abhijan|
|2||Shyamalkanti Das||Bengali||Eroplaner Khata|
|3||Vijayashree Haladi||Kannada||Surakki Gate|
|4||Tukaram Rama Shet||Konkani||Jaann|
|5||Priya A.S.||Malayalam||Perumazhayathe Kunjithalukal|
|1||Balwan Singh Jamoria||Dogri||Kanjkan|
|2||Akshay Anand ‘Sunny’||Maithili||Ol Katra, Jhol Katra|
|3||Eknath Avhad||Marathi||Chhand Dei Aanand|
|4||Dholan Rahi||Sindhi||Vanganmal Ji Shaadi|
|1||Sudha Murty||English||Grandparent’s Bag of Stories|
|1||Madhusudan Bisht||Neplai||Bal Ekanki Natakharu|
|1||Kiran Badal||Rajasthani||Tabran Ri Duniyan|
Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2023:
i. It is an annual award established in 2011 to recognise young writers of the age 35 years and below in Indian languages.
ii. The Akademi announced 20 winners in the category and the award will be given for 9 Short Stories, 7 Poetry, 1 Plays, 1 Criticism, 1 Historical, 1 Novel.
Note: Awards in Manipuri, Maithili and Sanskrit languages will be declared later.
Table of Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2023:
|1||Jintu Gitartha||Assamese||Mon Mora Tora|
|3||Sagar Shah||Gujarati||Get Together|
|4||Manjunayak Challur||Kannada||Phoo Mattu Ithara Kathegalu|
|5||Tanvi Kamat Bambolkar||Konkani||Shots|
|7||Monika J. Panjwani||Sindhi||Glamour|
|9||Tauseef Bareilvi||Urdu||Zahan Zaad|
|1||Mainasori Daimary||Bodo||Som, Jiu, Arw|
|2||Nighat Nasreen||Kashmiri||Lalli Nilvath Tchali Na Zanh|
|3||Ganesh Puthur||Malayalam||Achante Alamara|
|4||Vishakha Vishwanath||Marathi||Swatahala Swataviruddh Ubhe Kartana|
|5||Naina Adhikari||Nepali||Ghat-Pratightka Udgarharu|
|6||Sanddep||Punjabi||Chitt Da Jugraphia|
|7||Deilal Mahiya||Rajasthani||Atas Ro Olmo|
|1||Anirudh Kanisetti||English||Lords of the Deccan: Southern India from the Chalukyas to the cholas|
|1||Atul Kumar Rai||Hindi||Chandpur Ki Chanda|
About Ministry of Culture:
Union Minister- Gangapuram Kishan Reddy (Constituency: Secunderabad, Telangana)
Minister of State (MoS)- Arjun Ram Meghwal (Constituency: Bikaner, Rajasthan )Meenakashi Lekhi (Constituency: New Delhi, NCT of Delhi)