Punjab government on Thursday announced the Sahitik Pustak Puraskar-2012 for 12 writers that will be presented to these authors on December 7 on the concluding ceremony of Punjabi Saptah at Rampura Phool in Bathinda District.
A spokesman of the Punjab government today said that Language Department has selected 12 Books which includes seven Punjabi, three Hindi and two Urdu. It may be mentioned here that these books were published in 2011. The Education and Language minister Punjab Mr Sikander Singh Maluka will present the awards with cash prize of a Rs 21,000 in cash, Memento and a shawl.
In the category of Punjabi language, Gurmukh Singh Musafir Purskar will be given to Dr Manmohan Singh Dawoon for Shayar Sagar, Bhai Veer Singh Puraskar to Ninder Ghungayanwi for Wadayan di sath, Principal Teja Singh Puraskar to Sarabjit Singh Virdi for Geetan Da Kafla, Dr Atar Singh Puraskar to Atma Singh Randhawa for Shabad Sidhant and Sanwaad, MS Randhawa Puraskar to Prof Harpal Singh Pannu for Art ton Bandgi Tak, Ishwar Chandar Nanda Puraskar to Dr Sahib Singh for Khamban Di Talash, Sri Guru Harkrishan Puraskar to Dr Gurminder Singh Sidhu for Chand Di Barfi.
Besides this the category of in Hindi , Giani Sant Singh Puraskar would be given to Dr Shashi Prabha for Bahut Kuch Anutrit, Giani Gian Singh Puraskar to Yashpal Bangian for Varishat Nagrike Adhbud Adhbudh and Bal Sahit Puraskar to Vijay Kumar for Upkar Ka Mulaye. Fayaz Farukhi has been selected for Sahir Ludhianyi Puraskar in Urdu segment for his Nazam Thora Sa and Dr Mohamad Iqbal for Mahmood Sarani Puraskar for Tanki–O-Taoosar.