Bob | BOB announces 12 selected entries under ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’

LUCKNOW: Bank of Baroda (BOB), one of India’s leading public sector banks, has nominated 12 novels for the first edition of ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’-2023. announced the longlist of This unique award has been instituted to honor and promote literary writings in various Indian languages ​​(included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution). Along with this, its objective is to make the best Indian literature available to Hindi readers through translation, so that the interest of the readers can be expanded and the novels can be reached to a large readership. ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ will be awarded to the author of the original work as well as its Hindi translator. The original author of the winning work and its Hindi translator will be given an honorarium of Rs 21 lakh and Rs 15 lakh respectively. Apart from this, the original authors and their Hindi translators of other 5 selected best works will be given honorarium of Rs.3.00 lakh and Rs.2.00 lakh respectively. Announcing the longlist, Sanjeev Chadha, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Bank of Baroda said that we have started ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ to honor and encourage original literature in Indian languages ​​and their Hindi translation. is for. ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ will provide a national platform to talented Indian writers from different regions of the country and promote literary writing and translation work in Indian languages. Writer and Booker Prize winner Gitanjali Shree is presiding over the five-member jury constituted for the award. The other four members of the jury are noted poet Arun Kamal, educationist and historian Pushpesh Pant, contemporary Indian poet and novelist Anamika and Hindi fiction writer and translator Prabhat Ranjan. Read also Winner to be announced on 10th June The Bank had initiated the process of inviting entries during March-April 2023 and the Bank received several entries written in various Indian languages ​​for the honour, out of which the jury selected 12 Prepared a longlist of books. In which intended time-Odia, Allah Miyan’s factory-Urdu, rest of Safa 5 Te-Punjabi, Chini Kothi-Urdu, Ek Khanjar Pani Mein-Urdu, Phatsung-Nepali, Ghar Palano Chele, Mahanadi-Bengali, Nadishta-Marathi, Nemat Khana -Urdu, Poimugam-Tamil etc. The winner of the ‘Bank of Baroda Rashtrabhasha Samman’ will be announced on June 10, 2023 in Delhi.

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