Ngathem Ningol Kongbam Ongbi Ibeyaimaâ€™s folk tales- Sorarengee Machanupi Atonbee Leimashang Amasung Atei Phunga Wareeshing in Manipuri was among the most outstanding books for children published in 24 Indian languages recognized by the Sahitya Akademi selected for the Sahitya Akademi Award for Children Literature (Bal Sahitya Puraskar) for 2010.
One book of folk tales, two books of poetry, six short stories, seven of novels, one play, one travelogue and five writers for their total contribution to children literature were selected for the awards newly instituted by the Sahitya Akademi from this year, according to the Sahitya Akademi. The award for the children literature in Sanskrit will be announced on Saturday.
Other awardees are Gagan Chandra Adhikari(Assamese), Saral De (Bengali), Nabin Malla Boro (Bodo), Gianeshwar (Dogri), Mini Srinivasan (English), Yashwant Mehta (Gujarati), Prakash Manu (Hindi), Boluvaru Mohammad Kunhi (Kannada), S. Razi(Kashmiri), Prakash S. Pariekar (Konkani), Tara Nand Viyogee (Maithili), Sippi Pallippuram (Malayalam), Anil Awachat(Marathi), Naina Singh Yonzan(Nepali), Punyaprabha Devi (Oriya), Jasbir Bhullar (Punjabi), Damyanti Jadawat Chanchal (Rajasthani), Bouyha Biswanath Tudu(Santhali), Khiman U.Mulani (Sindhi), Ma. Kamalavelan(Tamil), Kaluvakolanu Sadananda(Telegu) and Ghulam Haider(Urdu).
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