Source : Times of India
The second writer of Magahi language to be given the award, Madhurkar was conferred the award, comprising a Rs 1 lakh cheque and a memento, by Sahitya Akademi President Vishwanath Prasad Tiwari.
“Sahitya Akademi currently honours writers from 24 regional languages, but Bhasha Samman identifies those languages which are equally spoken in different parts of the country. The award is an attempt to make the writers of other languages feel equally important,” said Tiwari at the award ceremony.
“A language is the identity of a community, it reflects its the culture and tradition. A regional language might be limited to a particular region but its effect is not restricted within a certain territorry. Bhasha Samman is an attempt to highlight such languages,” Sahitya Akademi Secretary K. Sreenivasarao added.