Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 19:
Eminent litterateur Manoj Kumar Panda would receive the prestigious Sarala Puraskar for literature for the year 2015, it was announced by the Indian Metals and Public Charitable Trust (IMPaCT) here today.
Panda would receive the award, which carries a cash prize of Rs 5 lakh and citation, for his collection of short stories ‘Maya Bagicha’.
Besides, Bhimsen Senapati would receive the Ila Panda Smaraki Sangeet Samman while D Narayan Rao would receive Ila Panda Smaraki Chitrakala Samman.
The awards would be conferred at a function here on October 26 in which eminent writer Dr Mridula Garg would be the chief guest, IMPaCT sources said.