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Gangadhar National Award For Poetry Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gangadhar_National_Award_For_Poetry

Gangadhar National Award For Poetry
Awarded forSignificant contribution in the field of Literature (poetry).
DateFoundation day of Sambalpur University
LocationSambalpur University, Odisha
Country India
Presented bySambalpur University
Reward(s)Cash prize of Rs 50,000, angavastra, citation, a memento and a copy of Gangadhar Meher: Selected Works (An anthology of Gangadhar Meher's Poetry in English translation)
First awarded1991
Last awarded2022

Gangadhar National Award For Poetry is a literary award given in the field of literature for poetry by Sambalpur University. It is named after Gangadhar Meher. First award was given to Ali Sardar Jafri in the year 1991. Till now 29 poets have been awarded on various Indian languages.

History[edit]

The award was first given in 1991 but the procedure of giving the award was started in 1989.

Procedure[edit]

There is a delay of one year due to a long process of choosing an awardee; if the awardee won the prize for 2019 then he gets his award in 2021, and the award of 2017 was given in 2019. It is awarded on the celebration day of Sambalpur University Foundation Day, which is celebrated every year in January.

Cash prize of Rs 50,000, angavastra, citation, a memento and a copy of Gangadhar Meher: Selected Works (An anthology of Gangadhar Meher's Poetry in English translation) is given to receipt of Gangadhar National Award.[1][2]

List of awardees of Gangadhar National Award[edit]

Year of award announced Name of the awadee (with year of award given)[note 1] Language Foundation day the Award Announced
1989 Nomination process was started Nomination process was started Announced in 1991s 26th foundation day
1991 Ali Sardar Jafri[1] (Given in 1993)


Urdu 26th foundation day
1992 Nabakanta Barua (Given in 1994)


Assamese 27th foundation day
1993 Shakti Chattopadhyay (Given in 1995)


Bengali 28th foundation day
1994 Jayanta Mahapatra (Given in 1996)


English/Odia 29th foundation day
1995 Kedarnath Singh (Given in 1997) Hindi 30th foundation day
1996 Ayyappa Paniker (Given in 1998) Malayalam 31st foundation day
1997 Sitakant Mahapatra (Given in 1999) Odia 32nd foundation day
1998 Nirupama Kaur (Given in 2000) Punjabi 33rd foundation day
1999 Vinda Karandikar (Given in 2001) Marathi 34th foundation day
2000 Ramakanta Rath (Given in 2002) Odia 35th foundation day
2001 K. Satchidanandan (Given in 2003) Malayalam 36th foundation day
2002 Shankha Ghosh (Given in 2004)


Bengali 37th foundation day
2003 Sitanshu Yashaschandra (Given in 2005) Gujarati 38th foundation day
2004 Dilip Chitre (Given in 2006) Marathi 39th foundation day
2005 Gulzar (Given in 2007) Urdu 40th foundation day
2006 Nilmani Phookan Jr (Given in 2008)


Assamese 41st foundation day
2007 Haraprasad Das (Given in 2009)


Odia 42nd foundation day
2008 Akhlaq Mohammed Khan (Given in 2010)


Urdu 43rd foundation day
2009 Surjit Patar (Given in 2011)


Punjabi 44th foundation day
2010 Rajendra Kishore Panda (Given in 2012)


Odia 45th foundation day
2011 Balraj Komal (Given in 2013)


Urdu 46th foundation day
2012 Vasdev Mohi (Given in 2014) Sindhi 47th foundation day[3]
2013 Soubhagya Kumar Misra (Given in 2015) Odia 48th foundation day
2014 Subodh Sarkar[4](Given in 2016)[5] Bengali 49th foundation day
2015 Leeladhar Jagudi[6](Given in 2017) Hindi 50th foundation day
2016 K Siva Reddy (Given in 2018) Telgu 51st foundation day
2017 Chandrashekhara Kambara[7]

(Given in 2019)

Kannada 52nd foundation day
2018 Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari (Award given in 2020)[8][9][10][11][12][13][14] Hindi 53rd foundation day
2019 Sheen Kaaf Nizam(Awarded in 2021)[15] Urdu 54th foundation day
2020 Kamal Vora (Awarded in 2022)[16] Gujarati 55th foundation day

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b (PDF). 2019-12-23. p. 202 https://www.suniv.ac.in/documents/Sambalpur%20University%20NAAC%20SSR-%20Volume-1.pdf. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2019-12-23. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ (PDF). 2019-12-23 https://web.archive.org/web/20191223120942/https://www.suniv.ac.in/documents/Sambalpur%20University%20NAAC%20SSR-%20Volume-1.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2019-12-23. Retrieved 2019-12-29. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Meet the author, Vasdev Mohi" (PDF). sahitya-akademi.gov.in.
  4. ^ "Subodh Sarkar conferred Gangadhar National Award for poetry". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 2016-01-06. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  5. ^ January 6, 2016. "Subodh Sarkar conferred Gangadhar National Award for poetry". India Today. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  6. ^ "Hindi poet Leeladhar Jagoori to get Gangadhar National Award". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 2016-12-04. Retrieved 2019-11-29.
  7. ^ "Sambalpur University honour for poets". The Times of India. January 1, 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  8. ^ "Poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari To Get Gangadhar National Award | OTV". Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  9. ^ "Hindi poet Tiwari to get Gangadhar National Award". The Pioneer. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  10. ^ "Poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari to get Gangadhar National Award". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  11. ^ "Eminent poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari to be conferred with Gangadhar National Award - OrissaPOST". OrissaPost. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-13.
  12. ^ "Hindi Poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari To Receive Gangadhar National Award". Odisha Bytes. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  13. ^ "Hindi poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwari to get 'Gangadhar National Award'". KalingaTV. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  14. ^ "Viswanath Prasad Tiwariconferred Gangadhar National Award for poetry". Reporters Today. 2019-12-09. Retrieved 2019-12-23.
  15. ^ (PDF). 2021-03-24 https://web.archive.org/web/20210324164419/https://www.suniv.ac.in/documents/notice_1609465933.pdf. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2021-03-24. Retrieved 2021-03-24. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  16. ^ "Gujarati poet Kamal Vora gets Gangadhar Award". The New Indian Express. 28 Jan 2022. Retrieved 2 Feb 2022.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The award is given every year on the 1st week of January on the foundation day of Samabalpur University