For Yuva Puraskar 2017, Sahitya Akademi is inviting books from publishers and young Indian writers of the age of 35 and below in all the 24 languages recognized by the Akademi.
Sahitya Akademi under Ministry of Culture had introduced ‘Yuva Puraskar’ in the year 2011 to encourage young writers writing in Indian languages and who are below the age of 35.
Since then a total of 106 awards have been given to the best book by young Indian writers in the Indian languages recognized by the Akademi.
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The languages are Assamese, Bengali, Bodo, Dogri, English, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Kashmiri, Konkani, Maithili, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Santali, Sanskrit, Sindhi, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu.
These awards are presented at a ceremony and comprise an amount of Rs. 50,000, a plaque, and a citation. The applicant writer should be 35 or below on 1st January 2017. Last date of submission is 30th September 2016.
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