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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival: Top honour and Rs 1 lakh prize for young poet

The award is a tribute to Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia and his immense repertoire

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ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival: Top honour and Rs 1 lakh prize for young poet
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The 12th edition of ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival, which will be held from January 24th-28th, will honour the best among a plethora of India's young and talented poets with the Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia Award for Poetry.

The award is a tribute to Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia and his immense repertoire. In addition to a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, the winner receives an opportunity to share the stage with literary heavyweights at the Festival.

Mahakavi Kanhaiyalal Sethia was a renowned Rajasthani and Hindi poet and was a freedom fighter and social reformer. He was conferred the Padma Shri in 2004.

The fourth edition of the award has been awarded to Rajathi Salma, a well-known name in Tamil literature who will be felicitated at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2019 at Diggi Palace on January 27 at 4:30 pm. The winner was chosen by a jury comprising renowned litterateurs and discerning art aficionados like Namita Gokhale, Sanjoy K Roy, Sukrita Paul, Sudeep Sen, and Jaiprakash Sethia.

Sanjoy K Roy, MD of Teamwork Arts which organises the event, said, "Every year it is our endeavour to provide a democratic platform to young artists, writers and poets to showcase their talent at the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival."

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