‘Kali O Kalam’ literary awards Monday

29 Jan 2018, 17:37


Dhaka: The award ceremony of ‘Kali O Kalam Tarun Kabi O Lekhak Purushkar 2017’ (Kali O Kalam Young Poets and Literature Awards) will be held at the main auditorium of Bangladesh National Museum in the capital on Monday.

Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu will be present as the chief guest while emeritus professor Anisuzzaman will preside over the programme.

Eminent Rabindra researcher and writer Martin Kampsen will be guest of honour while writer Syed Manjurul Islam will be the special guest in the program.

Each of the award winners will receive a crest, a certificate and prize money worth TK. one lakh in recognition of their brilliant works.

Earlier in 2016, five young writers and poets received the prestigious Awards in five categories, reports the UNB.

The awards were given to Nowshad Jamil for his poetry book titled ‘Dhew-er Bhetor Dabanal’, Rafiq Hariri for his book ‘Phulbanu O Annanya Galpo’ in the fiction category, while Tushar Kabir received the award for his book ‘Kuthurir Swar’ in the category of essay-play-research.

On the other hand, Hasan Iqbal got the award in the Liberation War-related research category for his work ‘Bhat Kabitay Muktijuddho’ and Shariful Hasan received the award for his work ‘Adbhuture Boighar’ in the children’s literature category.

Artist Laisa Ahmed Lisa will present Rabindranath’s song in the end.

Kali O Kalam, a monthly magazine for art, culture and literature, has been awarding this since 2008 while 39 personalities got the award till 2016.