2015:The Dhahan International Punjabi
Literature Prize announced

The 2015 winners awarded for
excellence in the Punjabi literary community. 

Taking first prize was Darshan Singh, who wrote the novel Lota, and was awarded $25,000. Runner-up was Harjeet Atwal for his novel Mor Udaaar. He was awarded $5,000 for his Gurmukhi script. Runner-up for Shahmukhi script was Nain Sukh, for his novel Madho Lal Hussain – Lahore Di Vel. 

"Darshan Singh's novel Lota was selected to receive the Dhahan Prize from eligible entries from five countries around the world,” said Barj S. Dhahan, co-founder Canada India Education Society.

The Dhahan Prize is the largest literary award of its kind celebrating the rich history of Punjabi language. The awards garner critical acclaim and significant exposure for aspiring writers.

The Dhahan Prize was established in Vancouver as Punjabi culture has a rich history in British Columbia, and as the fifth highest spoken language in Canada is also integral to the multicultural fabric of the nation. 

The prize is awarded by the Canada India Education Society in partnership with the Department of Asian Studies in the Faculty of Arts at University of British Columbia, and is funded by an endowment from Barj and Rita Dhahan, and family and friends.
 Curtsey:www.southasia.post.com,Oct 13, 2015












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