Tag: Saraswati Samman Award


Important Days International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction (IDDR) 2023 – October 13 The day is observed to create awareness about disasters, their impact on living beings, and preventive measures. 2023 Theme: Fighting inequality for a resilient future. World Egg Day 2023 - October 12, 2023 The day is celebrated on the second Friday of October each year. 2023 theme: ‘Eggs for a healthy future’ It is celebrated by the International Egg Commission. It was first established in 1996. Awards and Honour Saraswati Samman Award Tamil writer Sivasankari was presented with the ‘Saraswati Samman’ 2022 for her book of memoirs Surya Vamsam. The award was instituted by the K.K. Birla Foundation. It carries a citation, a plaque, and prize money of ₹15 lakh. Surya Vamsam is a book of memoirs published in two volumes. About Sivasankari Authored 36 novels, 48 novelettes, 150 short stories, five travelogues, seven collection of essays and three biographies. About Saraswati Samman Award Annual award for outstanding prose or poetry literary works in any of the 22 languages of India listed in Schedule VIII of the Constitution of India. First recipient - Harivansh Rai Bachchan (1991) Other Literary awards instituted by KK Birla Foundation Bihari Puraskar Vyas Samman