2015 Krutitava Smagra Samman Award Has Been Honored to Dogri Poetess Padma Sachdev [ Current Affairs ]


Prominent Dogri poetess and writer Padma Sachdev has been awarded with the prestigious Krutitava Smagra Samman 2015 for her fabulous contribution in literature and great service to Dogri Language. West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi has presented this award to her.

The Kolkata based Bharatiya’s Bhasha Parishad has founded this award and carries an amount of one lakh rupees, a shawl and citation.

About Padma Sachdev:

Padma Sachdev is first modern woman poet of Dogri language and a Hindi Writer.

She has published her several poetry collection and some of them are:

  • Tavi Te Chanhan in 1976
  • Nheriyan Galiyan in 1982
  • Pota Pota Nimbal in 1987
  • Uttar Vahini in 1992
  • Tainthian in 1992


  • The Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971 for Meri Kavita Mere Geet poetry collection.
  • Padma Shri in 2001
  • The Kabir Samman for poetry (2007 - 08) by Government of Madhya Pradesh.

About Dogri language

  • Dogri is an Indo-Aryan language spoken in India and Pakistan.
  • In India, it is primarily verbal in states like Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and northern Punjab.
  • Dogri speakers are called Dogras and the Dogri-speaking region is called Duggar.
  • It is official language mentioned in the Eighth Schedule of Constitution which was schedule by 92nd Constitutional amendment Act, 2003 along with Maithili, Santali and Bodo.

- Published on: March 7, 2016