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Bal Sahitya Award 2018

unnamedDr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), was conferred the Bal Sahitya Award 2018 by Kendra Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, for his book ‘Shanaih Shanaih’, a beautiful illustrated book of Sanskrit poems for children.

The Sahitya Akademi, India’s National Academy of Letters, is an organization dedicated to the promotion of literature in the languages of India. Sahitya Akademi Bal Sahitya Award is a literary honor in India which Sahitya Akademi annually confers on writers of the most outstanding children’s books of literary merit published in any of the major Indian languages recognized by the Akademi.

Press Release from Sahitya Akademi

The award was presented on 14th November 2018 at a special function organised in Gangtok, Sikkim.

Acceptance Speech by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra