Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2017

Kusumanjali Foundation, New Delhi announced the 6th Annual Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman winners for Hindi and Punjabi.

Smt. Jaya Jadwani was selected to receive the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman for Hindi for 2017 for her novel "Mitho Paani Kharo Paani".

Kusumnjali Sahitya Samman 2017 for Punjabi had been shared between Sh. Manmohan Singh Bawa for his Novel "Kaal Katha" and Sh. Kirpal Kazak for his short story collection "Antheen".

The award-giving ceremony was held on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 6.30 P.M. at the India International Centre (Multi Purpose Hall), New Delhi. Sh. T.N. Chaturvedi Former Governor of Karnataka and Kerala presented the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman 2017 to the recipients.

The Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman carry a cash prize of ₹2.50 lakhs each, citation, a shawl and the award statuette. The award was instituted in 2011 by Dr. (Mrs.) Kusum Ansal, the well known Hindi writer to promote and support the artistic, literary, and cultural activities in the country. The Foundation established the Kusumanjali Sahitya Samman in 2011 to present every year two National Awards on the best literary works. The works to be considered for the award include fiction, poetry, drama and short stories. One award is given on a literary work written in Hindi and the second award is given on a literary work written in one of the remaining recognised Indian languages mentioned in the Schedule VIII of the Indian Constitution.