New Delhi, May 23 (UNI) Dr Ashok Jerath and Dr Gyan Prakash Pandey are the recepients of the first Bhartendu Harishchandra Award for contribution to journalism and Mass Communication for the year 2004 and 2005, respectively.
The honour for Dr Jerath was based on his book 'Yeh Akashwani Hai', while Dr Pandey won the award for his book 'Jansanchar:Sidhant Evam Shodh.' The first prize (2004) for writing on National Integration has gone to Gulshan Rai for his book 'Purvottar Bharat Darshan Aur Chintan.' Mr Ramnika Gupta has receievd the award for 2004 for his book on Women's Problems (Stree Vimarsh:Kalam Aur Kudal ke Bahane).
The award for 2005 in the category has gone to Alka Pathak for her script 'Peer Pathra Gai Hai'.
In the category of Children's literature, the first prize for 2004 has been claimed by Surya Kumar Pandey for his 'Chauka-Chakka', while for 2005, this award has gone to Akhilesh Srivastava for his book 'Banti Ka Computer'.
The second prize in the Category of Journalism and Mass communication for 2004 has been given to Mr KS Mehta and Mr Chandrakant jointly, and the third prize has gone to Ami Adhar, while for 2005, the second prize in the category has gone to Vartika Nanda and the third prize to Vijaya Manohar Tiwari.
The second prize in the Women's problems category for 2004 has been given to Dr Renu Tripathi and Dr Aparna Tripathi jointly, while for 2005, it has gone to Ms Susham Verma. In the Children's Literature category for 2004, Sabir Husain has claimed the second prize, while for 2005, it has gone to Sanjeev Jaiswal.
The first prize carries a cash amount of Rs 35,000, the second Rs 25,000 and the third Rs 20,000.
The awards were given away by Secretray Ministry of Information and Broadcasting Asha Swarup at a function held here this evening.
While congratulating the winners, she said the Ministry has always been trying to promote good writing in Hindi by recongnising the talent in the field.
The awards were instituted in 1983.