Governor N.N Vohra, Patron and President, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) has approved Best Book Award for the year 2013 for 8 books in different languages, said a government handout on Thursday.
The books selected for this Award includes: Rang Bakhre Bakhre by Dr. Om Gowsawami in Dogri language; Tatloos by Sheikh Azad Ahmad Azad in Gojri; Kavita Swabhav Samiksha by Dr. Raj Kumar in Hindi; Akash by Mushtaq Ahmad Mushtaq in Kashmiri; Thommiyi-gSum-rTags-Lal-dpyadpa by Khanpo Konchok Phandey in Ladakhi; Dhund by Nisar Rahi in Pahari; Taja Bawari by R.S Rajan in Punjabi; and Naamdev by S.S. Anand Lehar in Urdu.
The JKAACL, under its Best Book Award scheme, gives an annual award carrying a cash prize of Rs.51000, a shawl, citation and memento to the author of every book which is selected for the Award in Kashmiri, Hindi, Dogri, Urdu, Pahari, Ladakhi, Punjabi, Gojri, Balti, Dardi and English languages.
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