Viswanath Prasad Tiwariconferred Gangadhar National Award for poetry

(Reporters Today): Eminent Hindi poet Viswanath Prasad Tiwariand a former president of Sahitya Academy would be honored with the prestigious ‘Gangadhar National Award’ .The award, named after Odishas eminent poet Gangadhar Meher.

Vice-Chancellor Deepak Beherasaid, the prestigious award will be given to him during the 53rd Foundation Day celebrations of the Sambalpur University. The award will carry a cash prize of Rs 50,000, a shawl and citation.

Instituted in memory of Odisha’s renowned bard GangadharMeher, the award is conferred on a poet of national repute every year since 1991, Behera said.

Some of Tiwari creations are ‘Rachanakisarokar’, ‘Kavitakyahai’, ‘Saathchalte hue’ and Bistarduniya le liye’.

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