Bhubaneswar: Renowned writer Dr. Ramchandra Behera conferred with prestigious Atibadi Jagannath Das Award-2020 here on Wednesday.
Tourism and Culture Minister Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi presented a citation, Rs 5 lakh cash, a shawl and memento to Dr. Behera at a function at Sanskriti Bhawan conference hall.
Atibadi Jagannath Das Samman is awarded by Odisha Sahitya Akademi to Odia language litterateurs for their lifetime contribution to Odia literature. This is the most respectable honour to any litterateur by the organisation.
15 veteran litterateurs of the state also felicitated by the Odisha Sahitya Akademi with Rs 1 lakh cash, a shawl and memento.