2015 Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award has been honored to Poet Balkrishna Garg [ Current Affairs ]

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The second edition of Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award 2015 has been honored to Veteran poet Balkrishna Garg for his collection of poems for children titled ‘Baal Geet’. Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari and National Book Trust Chairman Baldeo Bhai Sharm have presented him with the awared.

  • Yogendra Kumar and Hem Bhatnagar are also awarded for their contributions to children literature.

Harikrishna Devsare Baalsahitya Award

  • The award was introduced in 2014 after Harikrishna Devsare, a renowned Hindi writer known for his work in the field of children’s literature.
  • The award included cash prize of Rs. 75, 000, a shawl and a citation.
  • Harikrishna Devsare was one of the notable writers of Hindi children’s literature and had dedicated his whole life in creating children’s literature in Hindi.
  • In 2011 Sahitya Akademi awared him with Life Time Contribution Award in the field of children’s literature.
  • He was passed away in 2013.

- Published on: January 11, 2016