Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has announced the State Sahitya Academy Awards for 2015 and 2016.
Nityananda Panda and Laxmipriya Acharya will get Odisha Sahitya Academy Award for novel for the year 2015) and 2016 respectively.
Awards for 2016:
Laxmipriya Acharya: Novel: Aamba
Debdas Chotray: Short story: Ramaku Maribara Panchati Upaya
Bhagaban Jaysingh: Poetry: Pheranti Ghara
Fakir Sing: Playwright: Atmalipi
Prasana Kumar Swain: Essay: Alochana Prasanga
Nabin Kumar Sahu: Biography & Travel Writing: Chalichi Chalilibi ….Napadipbi Thaki
Sarada Rath: Translation: Meghabahana
Debendra Choudhry: Children Literature:Chuin Chadhei
Mishra Satya Narayan Mishra: Lyric Writing: Mishra Raag.
Awards for 2015:
Nityananda Panda: Novel: Gotia Jodi Goanra Kahani
Pabitra Panigrahi: Short Story: Gapara Muhan
Binapani Panda: Poetry: Godhuli Geeta
Sanjaya Hati & Nabin Parida: Playwright: Mancha Maya, Natua & Other Plays
Panchanan Mishra: Essay: Sahitya Samalochana Tatwika & Prayogik Prasanga
Dharanidhar Panigrahi: Biography & Travel Writing: Lauha Manab Sardar Ballabha Patel
Bijaya Kumar Mohanty: Translation: Tathapi Kichi Rahijiba
Rabindra Biswal: Children Literature: Gachatia Gitatia
Manoj Mohanty: Lyric Writing: Prati Palkare Tume