15 June 2019
Bhubaneswar: The Sahitya Akademi on Friday announced winners of Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar. In all, 45 individuals will be awarded for their work in the field of literature. Among them, are two Odias.
Sisira Behera will be conferred with the Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in Literary Criticism category for his book Bimugdha Uccharana and Birendra Kumar Samantray will be bestowed with Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Puraskar for Total Contribution.
"For the Bal Sahitya Puraskar, the Awards relate to books first published during the five years immediately preceding the year of Award (between January 1, 2013 and December 31, 2017) the statement by the Akademi read.