The Yugakavi Siddhicharan Foundation has decided to confer the ‘Yugakavi Siddhicharan Award-2076’ on literary writer Dr Dhruva Chandra Gautam. The foundation meeting presided over by its Chairman Bairagi Kainla took the decision that the award would be given to Dr Gautam in recognition to his 50 years plus contribution to the literary writing.
The award carries the purse of Rs 100,000. Dr Gautam has written more than 50 books including two dozens of novels.Similarly, the foundation decided to provide the ‘Yugakavi Siddhicharan Journalism Award 2076’ to noted journalist Homnath Dahal.
Dahal has contributed to Nepali journalism for over 50 years. The award carries Rs 51,000.The awards would be given on coming 108th birth anniversary of Yugakavi Siddhicharan Shrestha on May 23, said foundation’s patron, Rabicharan Shrestha.