Sahitya Akademi Announced Yuva Puraskar, Bal Sahitya Puraskar Winners for 2024

Sahitya Akademi announces Yuva Puraskar, Bal Sahitya Puraskar winners for 2024On 15th June 2024, the Executive Board of the Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, an autonomous body under the Ministry of Culture chaired by Madhav Kaushik, President of  Sahitya Akademi declared a list of 24 recipients of its Bal Sahitya Puraskar and 23 winners of its Yuva Puraskar for the year 2024.

  • The works were selected based on the recommendations made by the Jury of 3 members each in concerned language in accordance with rules and procedure laid down for the purpose.

Award:

The winners of Sahitya Akademi’s Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar 2024 will receive the award in the form of a casket containing an engraved copper plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000 each at a ceremony to be held later.

Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2024:

i.It is an annual award  established in 2010 for the most outstanding book by an Indian author, 1st published in any of the languages recognized by the Akademi within the 5 years prior to the year, immediately preceding the award year.

ii.This annual award recognizes writers for their contributions to children’s literature in any of the 22 languages listed in the 8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution, as well as in English and Rajasthani.

iii.The book must be 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 Akademi announced 24 winners in this category and the award will be given for 4 Stories, 5 Short stories, 7 Novels, 6 books of Poetry, 1 Play, and 1 Historical fiction.

 Winners of Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2024:

S NO. Awardee Language Title
Short Stories
1. Narayanjee Maithili Anar
2. Manas Ranjan Samal Odia Gapa Kalika
3. Kishnamurthy Biligere Kannada Choomantrayyana Kathegalu
4. Harshdev Madhav Sanskrit Bubhukshitah Kakah
5. Shamsul Islam Farooqi Urdu Barf Ka Des Antarctica
Novels
1. Ranju Hazarika Assamese Biponna Bismoi Khel
2. Dipanwita Roy Bengali Mahidadur Antidote
3. Harsha Sadguru Shetye Konkani Ek Ashil’lem Bayul
4. Unni Ammayambalam Malayalam Algorithangalude Nadu
5. Kshetrimayum Subadani Manipuri Malem Atiya
6. Bharat Sasane Marathi Samsher Aani Bhootbangala
7. P. Chandrashekhar Azad Telugu Maya Lokam
Poetry
1. Virgin Jekova Machahary Bodo Buhuma Boynibw
2. Bishan Singh ‘Dardi’ Dogri Kukdu Kadoon
3. Muzaffar Hussain Dilbar Kashmiri Sone Gobrew
4. Basanta Thapa Nepali Desh Ra Fuchhey
5. Dugai Tudu Santali Miru Arang
6. Prahlad Singh ‘Jhorda’ Rajasthani Mhari Dhani
Stories
1. Gira Pinakin Bhatt Gujarati Hasati Haveli
2. Devender Kumar Hindi 51 Baal Kahaniyan
3. Lal Hotchandani ‘Lachaar’ Sindhi Dostan ji Dosti
4. Yuma Vasuki Tamil Thanviyin Piranthanal
Play
1. Kuldeep Singh Deep Punjabi Mai Jalianwala Bagh Bolda Haan
Historical Fiction
1. Nandini Sengupta English The Blue Horse and Other Amazing Animals from Indian History

Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar 2024:

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 23 winners for this category and the award will be given for 10 Poetry books, 7 Short Stories, 2 collection of Articles, 1 Essays, 1 Novel, 1 Ghazal and 1 Memoir.

Note: Award in Sanskrit Language will be declared at a later date.

S NO. Awardee Language Title
Poetry
1. Sutapa Chakraborty Bengali Deraje Halud Ful, Gatajanma
2. Heena Choudhary Dogri Ik Rang Tere Range Chaa
3. Gaurav Pandey Hindi Smritiyon Ke Beech Ghiri Hai Prithivi
4. Shruthi B.R. Kannada Zero Balance
5. Rinki Jha Rishika Maithili Nadi Ghati Sabhyata
6. Waikom Chingkheinganba Manipuri Ashiba Turei
7. Suraj Chapagain Nepali Canvas Ko Xitiz
8. Randhir Punjabi Khat Jo Likhno Reh Gaye
9. Sonali Suthar Rajasthani Sudh Sodhum Jag Angane
10. Anjan Karmakar Santali Jangbaha
Short Stories
1. Nayanjyoti Sarma Assamese Jaal Kota Jui
2. Self Made Rani Baro Bodo Saikhlum
3. Shyamkrishnan R. Malayalam Meeshakkallan
4. Sanjay Kumar Panda Odia Hu Baieaa
5. Lokesh Raghuraman Tamil Vishnu Vandhar
6. Ramesh Karthik Nayak Telugu Dhaavlo
7. Javed Amber Misbahi Urdu Stepney
Articles
1. Mohd. Ashraf Ziya Kashmiri Aene Baedas
2. Geeta Pradeep Rupani Sindhi Paper Parya
Essays
1. Adwait Salgaonkar Konkani Pedanyacha Samaaram
Novel
1. Devidas Saudagar Marathi Usvan
Ghazal
1. Rinku Rathod Gujarati ……To Tame Raaji?
Memoir
1. K. Vaishali English Homeless: Growing up Lesbian and Dyslexic in India

About Sahitya Akademi:
i.It is the 2nd highest literary award given by Government of India (GoI) annually, following the Jnanpith Award.
ii.It was established by GoI in 1954 and 1st Sahitya Akademi awards were given in 1955.
iii.The Head office of the Sahitya Akademi is in New Delhi, Delhi.





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