The recipient of this year’s Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar (Gemcon Literary Award) has been announced.
Kazi Anis Ahmed, director of Gemcon Group and publisher of Dhaka Tribune, announced the names of the winners of Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar 2020 virtually on Saturday.
This year, Writer Mashrur Arefin has been named as winner of Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar 2020 for his novel “August Abchhaya.”
Hasnain Hira has been named for Gemcon Young Poetry Award 2020 for “Baak Bachaner Baitha.”
Meanwhile, the Gemcon Young Literature Award will be jointly awarded to Jabbar Al Nayeem for “Jiboner Chuti Nei,” and Dhrupodi Ripon for his “Shoporko Apon-Por.”
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Shahitya Puroshkar 2020 was comprised of Dr Begum Akhter Kamal, Wasi Ahmed, Mamun Hussain, Sarifa Salowa Dina and Ahmad Mustafa Kamal.
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Young Literature Award included writer Parvez Hossain, Anirudh Kahali, Mostofa Tariqul Ahsan, Hamim Kamrul Haque and Afsana Begum.
The honourable jury board for Gemcon Young Poetry Award included poet Mohammad Sadiq, Asad Mannan, Kabir Humayun, Zafir Setu and Mostak Ahmed Din.
Source: Dhaka Tribune
BDST: 1729 HRS, DEC 26, 2020