The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has announced the Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards for 2006. Twelve books/manuscripts have been selected by the Jury this year for the awards.
Shyam Mathur will receive the first prize in the “Journalism and Mass Communication” category for his manuscript “Film Patrakarita Ke Vividh Aayam” this time. Harshdev has bagged the second prize for his book “Samayik Media Shabdkosh” and the third prize goes to Sita Ram Khodawal for his manuscript “Hindi Jansanchar Aur Premchand Ka Jaagran Manch”.
Murli Manohar Manjul for his book “Akashvani ki Antarkatha”, Narendra Singh Yadav for his book “Graphic Design”, Dr Smita Mishra and Dr Amar Nath ‘Amar’ for their jointly written book “Electronic Media : Badalte Aayam”, Prabhu Jhingran for his book “Sachitra Media Shabdawali” and Shri Dhananjai Chopra for his book “Sirf Samachar” have been awarded with consolation prizes.
The First prize is of Rs. 35000/-, Second prize of Rs. 25000/-, Third prize of Rs. 20000/- and consolation prizes of Rs. 5000/- each in this category.
In the ‘Women Issues’ category the First prize has been given to Anamika for her book “Man Manjhne Ki Zaroorat” and the Second prize goes to Lata Sharma for her book “Aurat Apne Liye”.
In ‘Children’s Literature’ category the First prize goes to Rama Shankar for his book “Antariksh Ka Swapnil Lok” and the Second prize goes to Harish Kumar ‘Amit’ for his manuscript “Imandari Ka Swad”. For these two categories, the first prize consists of Rs. 15000/- and the Second prize of Rs. 10000/- each. In the ‘National Integration’ Category, the Jury has not recommended any book or manuscript for awards.
Bhartendu Harishchandra Awards were instituted in 1983. Since then, these Awards are given by the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting every year to promote original writings in Hindi in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication. Awards for National Integration, Women Issues & Children’s Literature were introduced in 1992.