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MP Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma, Journo Shahroz Afridi honored

Sunday, January 10, 2010 09:49:47 PM, Pervez Bari,

MP Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma decorated with Sanskriti Bhushan Samman, Journo Shahroz Afridi Samwadshri Samman

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Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma was decorated with Sanskriti Bhushan Samman while Journo Shahroz Afridi with Samwadshri Samman amongst others by Akhil Bharatiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan at a function here on Sunday. At the regional convention of the institution, litterateurs and art critics were also honoured.


On this occasion, Dr. Moolaram Joshi and Dr. Suryaprakash Chaturvedi were decorated with Saraswati Samman. Dr. Ram Krishna Saraf, Dr. Sharad Pagare, Dr. B Maria Kumar were given Bharat Bhasha Bhushan Samman while Dr. Chandra Prakash Verma Shreshth Sadhana Samman was bestowed upon Dr. Veerendra Singh and Kamalkant Saxena. Ramesh Chandra Khare was decorated with Sahityashri Samman while Pramod Ramawat, Rakesh Verma Hairat, Dr. Angela Anand and Mrs. Manju Jain were honoured with Samanwayshri Samman. Sahityasevi Samman was bestowed upon Ashok Chandra Dubey and Manoj Jain Madhur.


The Akhil Bharatiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan has started the tradition of giving away Samwadshri Sammans to culture reporters and critics from this year. The awards have gone to Vinay Upadhyaya, Shahroz Afridi, Deepak Pagare, Basant Sakargaye, Ravindra Swapnil Prajapati, Ramprakash Agrawal, Ms Rakhi Jhanwar and Ms Asha Singh.


Speaking on the occasion, Culture Minister Sharma said that litterateurs are men of deeds who are discharging their responsibility of awakening the society through their creative works. The Madhya Pradesh Government is constantly working for protection of arts and litterateurs. The budget of Department of Culture has been increased considerably. It is the endeavour of the state government that promotion of arts and littérateurs is not hampered by fund crunch. He said that Public Relations Department has also started an award for art critic. Culture reporter is also an art critic.


President of Akhil Bharatiya Bhasha Sahitya Sammelan Moolaram Joshi lauded the works of Madhya Pradesh Government in the spheres of literature and culture. At the conclusion, citations, certificates and shawls and “shriphals” (coconuts) were distributed.






















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