While disclosing this here on Sep 10, the Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who is also the Chairman of the Akademi, said that the outstanding litterateurs would be honoured in a function to be organised at Haryana Niwas on the occasion of Hindi Day on September 14.
The Akademi had instituted three new awards of Rs one lakh each, namely Jan Kavi Mehar Singh Samman, Shreshtha Mahila Rachnakar Samman and Aditya Alhar Hasya Samman from the year 2010, he added.
The Chief Minister said that Haryana Sahitya Ratan Samman of Rs 2.50 lakh would be conferred upon Mr Liladhar Viyogi of Ambala, Mahakavi Surdas Samman (Hindi) of Rs 1.50 lakh would be awarded to Mr Madhav Kaushik of Chandigarh and Babu Balmukund Gupt Samman (Hindi literature) of Rs one lakh would be awarded to Dr Subhash Rastogi of Chandigarh.
Mr Desh Nirmohi of Panchkula and Mr Kamlesh Bhartiya of Hisar would be honoured with Lala Deshbandhu Gupt Samman (Sahityik Patrakarita) and each of them would get a cash prize of Rs one lakh, he added.
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