Bhubaneswar, 7th Sept’ 2018: Sri Satrughna Pandav, a noted poet in Odia will get the 39th edition of prestigious Sarala Puraskar for his poetry work “Misra Dhrupad”. The Sarala Puraskar Committee announced this in a meeting held here today evening. He will receive a cash award of Rs. 5,00,000/-
(Rupees five lakh only) along with a citation.
Two more notable personalities of Odisha will be honoured for their valuable contribution in the field of music and art, Pandeet Umesh Chandra Kar will be awarded ‘ Ila Panda Sangeet Samman’ and Sri Binod Moharana will receive ‘Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman’. They will receive a cash award of Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) each along with citations. A special function will be held on 26th October, 2018 to felicitate Sri Satrughna Pandav along with other awardees. Eminent novelist of India, Sri Govind Mishra has consented to be the Chief Guest of the Sarala Award function.
The annual Sarala Puraskar instituted by eminent Odia industrialist Late Dr. Bansidhar Panda and Late Mrs. Ila Pnada in the year 1979 has been continuously awarded by Indian Metals Public Charitable Trust( IMPaCT). IMPaCT is the charitable wing of IMFA Group, the leading and the only fully integrated producer of ferro alloys in India. Sarala Puraskar is recognised as the foremost literary award of our State. This award is one of the finest contributions of IMPaCT to glorify Odia literature. The Ekalavya Award also has been instituted by IMPaCT to encourage promising sports talents of Odisha