Gourahari Das, Bipin Nayak to receive Koraput Literary Award 2019


Bhubaneswar: Eminent storyteller Dr Gourahari Das and celebrated poet Bipin Nayak will receive the Koraput Sahitya Samman 2019 (Koraput Literary Award 2019).

 The 2nd Koraput Literary Festival (KLF-Odisha) is organized by leading media and publishing house Odia Media Private Limited.

The awards will be bestowed upon the ace authors as the festival kicks off on 20th October at Tribal Museum, Koraput. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 21,000 each with a citation, a memento and a Geeta Gobinda Khandua.

Odia Media director Subhransu Panda said, “The second edition of Koraput Literary Festival will be held on October 20-21. Like the first edition, the lush green scenic ambience of Tribal Museum at Koraput is waiting to host the most-awaited literary event of Odisha. The second day of the event will take place in the lap of nature, in a beautiful coffee garden in Koraput.”

This time, the festival will witness various literary and cultural events ranging from literary discussions, social debate, poetry recitation to film screening and musical performances.

Koraput Literary Festival convenes a diverse mix of India’s greatest authors, thinkers, humanitarians, politicians, and entertainers on one stage to celebrate the freedom to express and engage in thoughtful debate and dialogue.

The theme of the 2nd Koraput Literary Festival is set to be “Nature and Creativity”. This second edition of Koraput Literary Festival will witness a gathering of more than 500 participants, including guests and speakers.

12 books, exclusively written by young authors below the age group of 40 and published by popular publishing house PEN IN BOOKS, will be released during the Festival.

Koraput Literary Festival 2019 will be dedicated to the great Odia author Gopinath Mohanty, who spent most of his working years in Koraput. Being a state administrative officer, he was posted in Koraput in 1938 and wrote tremendous novels based on the tribal life and rituals.