Govt announces state awards

Jammu: Government on Sunday announced names for grant of State Awards in various fields.
In a statement, an official said that prominent Kashmiri writer, Prof. Shafi Shauq, has been accorded State Award for achievement in the field of literature while as Playwright Moti Lal Kemmu, has been accorded State Award for performing Arts.
Tsering Wangdus, Painter has been awarded for excellence in Arts and Crafts. Principal Secretary Power Development Department, Arun Kumar Mehta and Deputy Commissioner Poonch, M. H. Malik, have been accorded State Award for meritorious public service,” the statement said.
The official said that Santoor player Shiv Kumar Sharma has been accorded state life time achievement award while as gymnast Palak Kour Bijral and footballer Ishfaq Ahmad have been accorded state award for outstanding Sports person.