Eminent literateurs of Garhwal aur Kumaoni felicitated with prestigious Kanahiya Dandriyal honour

Eminent literateurs of Garhwal aur Kumaoni felicitated with prestigious Kanahiya Dandriyal honour

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Eminent literateurs of Uttarakhand Puran Chand Kandpal and Madan Mohan Duklan have been presented the prestigious MAHAKAVI KANAHIYALAL DANDRIYAL LITERATURE HONOUR at a largely attended function at Constitition club, New Delhi today. The award which carries a shawl, a citation and Rs 21thousand in cash was presented to Puran Chandra Kandpal and Man Mohan Duklan jointly by the union minister of state Ajay Tamta and spiritual head of Hans Foundation Bholeji Maharaj and Mata Mangla on 11th November in the presence of large number of audience which included social activists, journalists of vernacular media, NGO activists, women and youths.The programme was anchored by Ganesh Khugsal Gani. Eminent literateur Kandpal felicitated with the KUMAUN SAHITYAKAR SAMMAN is credited with authoring 27 books in Kumaoni dialect and English Hindi as well. Madan Mohan Duklan felicitated with KANAHIYA DANDRIYAAL GADHWALI SAHITYAKAAR SAMAAN and Kandpal have played a pivotal role in preserving and promoting GARHWALI and KUMAONI languages in and outside UTTARAKHAND.

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