KalingaTV News Network
Bhubaneswar: Eminent writer Banaja Devi was conferred with the prestigious 38th Sarala Puraskar at an event in Bhubaneswar on Thursday. She was awarded for her compilation “Kathapua.”
The award – a cash prize of Rs 5lakh and a citation – was presented by eminent writer from Arunachal Pradesh Mamang Dai.
Renowned vocalist Pandit Guru Dr Ghasiram Mishra was accorded ‘Ila Panda Sangeet Samman Award.’
The ‘Ila Panda Chitrakala Samman Award’ was conferred to eminent artist Dr Durgaprasad Das.
“I am surprised and humbled to receive this award. I started writing for my own satisfaction. Even today, I continue to do so,” said Banaja Devi.