By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2018:
Eminent Odia author and children litterateur Birendra Mohanty has been selected for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018 by Sahitya Akademi, India’s national academy of letters.
He is going to receive the award for his Odia book for children ‘Rumku Jhuma’.
Today Sahitya Akademi announce name of 21 recipients from different Indian languages for Bal Sahitya Puraskar 2018.
The Bal Sahitya Puraskar awards will be conferred at a function organised by the Akademi on November 14, which is celebrated as Children’s Day. The award comprises a casket containing an engraved copper-plaque and a cheque of Rs 50,000.