SRINAGAR: J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages on Wednesday announced the Best Book Award-2012, carrying a cash prize of Rs. 51000, a citation, a memento and a shawl each, in various languages spoken in the State.
The awards will be presented at a specially held function later.
The announcement of the award was made by Secretary Academy, Khalid Bashir Ahmad, after the recommendation of adjudicators was approved by the President Academy and Chief Minister. He said the award in Dogri language goes to Yash Sharma for his Boond Trelu Di, in Gojri to Abdul Hamid Kasana for Kachi Tand, in Hindi to Naresh Kumar Udaas for Maan Gaon Chhorna Nahi Chahti, in Kashmiri to Ghulam Nabi Aatash for Sarmaye Te Saam, in Ladakhi to Lobzang Wangchuk for Ume Ltadup, in Pahari to Sheikh Azad Ahmad Azad for Sheeshey Niyan Kandhan, in Punjabi to Surinder Neer for Shikargah and in Urdu to Prof Hamidi Kashmiri for Urdu Nazm Ki Daryafat. He said the announcement was delayed due to the Code of Conduct being in place in connection of the recently held Parliamentary elections.
Meanwhile, the Academy has already invited entries for the Best Book Award -2013. Authors whose entries did not make it to the award this time can resubmit their books for the Best Book Award -2012 up to June 15.