21
Wednesday
February 2018
4:36 PM IST
News Headlines
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | About Deepika 
Main News
K P Ramanunni gives away Akademi award money to Junaid Khan's mother
 
(New Delhi, Feb 13, 2018): Sahitya Akademi, the National Academy of Letters, on Monday presented its annual awards to 23 eminent authors writing in as many Indian languages.

The recipients were awarded an engraved copper plaque, a shawl and a cheque of Rs 1 lakh on the opening day of Akademi's annual event Festival of Lettershere.

The highlight of the event, however, was the Malayalam author K P Ramanunni's decision to give away the award money of Rs 1 lakh to lynching victim Junaid Khan's mother.

Junaid Khan from Haryana was lynched to death last year while he was returning home after Eid shopping.

Ramanunni, whose book Daivathinte Pusthakam is based on the country's communal situation, kept Rs 3 for himself and donated rest of the prize money to his mother, Saira Begum.

Speaking at the award ceremony, Chandrashekar Kambar, who was appointed the new president of Sahitya Akademi through election on Monday, said that the Akademi will continue to bring together all the rich and diverse literatures, and cultures of the country here.(PTI)

The Akademi believes that Indian literature is an all-encompassing idea... This occasion highlights and defines for us what we see as Indian literature today. Besides we also need to look at this idea of Indian literature in a global context, he said.

Written in 23 languages including English, Bodo, Telugu, Hindi and Punjabi, most of the awarded books found society and social issues as the central theme.(PTI)


Canadian PM prays at Golden Temple, makes rotis
No politics in visiting Kalam's house: Kamal Haasan
PNB fraud case: Firestar finance head Vipul Ambani arrested
Sensex recovers 157 points, Nifty above 10,400-mark
Shuhaib murder: Two Kerala CPM workers surrender
Strong quake shakes Mexico, causing panic
Arvinder Singh Lovely rejoins Congress
Policy to scrap 15 yrs old vehicles almost finalised: Nitin Gadkari
Consider me a friend, Modi tells students
SC directs Karnataka to release 177.25 tmcft Cauvery water to TN
Pak developing new types of nuclear weapons: US
India wants to be powerful for the "welfare of the whole world", says Rajnath
"Mohan Bhagwat should stand at LOC": Muslim leader
5 killed in blast on ONGC ship under repair at Cochin Shipyard
What Indian Army does in months, RSS has ability to prepare in 3 days: Mohan Bhagwat
Mid-air disaster averted as Vistara, AI come close
India, Oman sign 8 agreements as Modi meets Sultan Qaboos
71 dead, no survivors in Russian passenger plane crash
Pak Army shells LoC areas in J-K's Poonch
Modi conferred 'Grand Collar of the State of Palestine'
KERALA NEWS
'S Durga' cleared by CBFC without any cuts
 (Feb 21, 2018): Malayalam film "S Durga", which was dropped from the International Film Festi  
Man jumps before lion at Thiruvananthapuram zoo
UDF members boycott peace meet at Kannur
FIR against Priya: Supreme Court stays proceedings
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Trump backs ban on 'bump stocks' on semi-automatic weapons
 (New York, Feb 21, 2018): Faced with an outpouring of grief and anger over a deadly school sh
Death toll crosses 200 as Syria regime pounds rebel enclave, sends fighters to face Turkey
Japan plan to build world's tallest wooden skyscraper
Nepal's two Communist parties decide to merge
NATIONAL NEWS
IRS officer held on molestation charge by his student
 (Patna, Feb 21, 2018): A senior government official was arrested here today for allegedly mol
Not much political space for Haasan's party in TN: Moily
SC allows Centre to withdraw force from Darjeeling hills
CBI begins questioning of Rotomac owner Kothari
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2017 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.