Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, Feb 20: Eminent poet Dr Pratibha Satpathy will be conferred with the Sahitya Bharati Samman-2013 instituted by the Gangadhar Rath Foundation Trust in recognition of her profound contribution to Odia literature.
The award, carrying a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a filigree memento of Sun Temple of Konark and a citation would be conferred by Padma Bhushan Ramakanta Rath at a function at Saheed Bhawan here on March 9, said Susmita Rath, secretary of the Trust on Wednesday.
The Trust would also felicitate senior advocate Ashok Mukherjee with Gangadhar Smaraki Samman, renowned gynaecologist and poet Dr Sarojini Sarangi with this year’s Bhanuji Rao Samman and writer Debraj Lenka with the Binapani Mohanty Katha Sahitya Puraskar with a cash prize of Rs 25,000 each.
Besides, Shaktiprava Mishra and Pitambar Tarai with Subrat Rath Smaraki Puraskar would be jointly with a cash prize of Rs 10,000 each, said president of the Trust Jayant Rath.