Dr Vyathit and Dr Guleri awarded Bhasha Samman

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Shimla, Oct. 21 (UNI) Two Eminent writers of Himachal Pradesh, Dr Gautami Vyathit and Dr Pratyoosh Guleri have been selected for the prestigious Bhasha Samman of Rashtriya Sahitya Academy.

Dr Vyathit and Dr Guleri would be conferred with the National level Langauge award in recognition of their immense contribution to enrich the Pahari Language and encourage young Pahari writers, Director Langauge, Culuture and Art of Himahcal Pradesh, Prem Sharma told UNI here today.

He said that both the writers would be honoured with the Bhasha Samman-2007 in December and would receive a citation, a shawl and the cash amount yet to be announced by Rashtriya Sahitya Academy.

Both the writers are contributing huge volumes of literature in different genres in Himachal Pahari dilects, he added hoping that the honour would help to bring Himachali Pahari dilects among the 8th scheduled Languages of the Consitution.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Prem Kumar Dhumal congratulated both writers saying, ''it is matter of pride for Himachal Pradesh that two eminent writers of the state are honoured with the prestigious award''.

The award would help preserve the rich culture and literature of the state.'' UNI XC JN VN1641

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