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Awards Current Affairs January 3rd Week 2020

Prof. MS Swaminathan & Dr. G Muniratnam chosen for Muppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu National Awards:

Dr.Swaminathan chosen for his contribution to agriculture & Dr Muniratnam for social service Awards meant to inspire others to emulate the awardees – Vice President attends the Sankranti Celebrations organized by Swarna Bharat Trust.Each award carries a cash prize of Rupees Five Lakh and citation.

Priya Prakash won the 2019 Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award:

Priya Prakash won the Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award for 2019. She is the founder and CEO of India-based HealthSetGo. The award recognizes her school health program that aimed to provided 360-degree healthcare support to children.

Priya Prakash:

In her childhood, Priya suffered weight-related bullying that eventually affected her mental health. After shifting her own eating habits and discovering weightlifting in college, Priya was inspired to help others lead healthier lifestyles. Priya works to end childhood obesity in schools. She also works to prevent children from experiencing mental and physical health issues through her organization HealthSetGo.

Global Citizen Prize: Cisco Youth Leadership Award:


The award honours individuals aged between 18 to 30 who are bringing about a positive change in the world by solving some of its biggest global challenges. The award includes a cash prize of $250,000 to the individual`s organization to which the individual contributes. The cash prize aims to further promote the mission of the organization to accelerate global problem-solving.

Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi to received the 29th Saraswati Samman:

Sindhi writer Vasdev Mohi has conferred with 29th Saraswati Samman for his short stories collection `Chequebook`. The short stories collection talks about the agonies and sufferings of marginalized sections of the society.

Vasdev Mohi:

Vasdev Mohi was born in 1944 in Mirpur Khas. Mohi`s repertoire includes 25 books of poetry, critical pieces, translated works, and short stories. His critical essays and papers have appeared in national and international literary seminars. He has also received several awards, including the Sahitya Akademi Award, Gangadhar Mehar National Award, Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award, and Lifetime Achievement Award of Sindhi Academy. He has authored 25 books of poetry, stories, and translations. 

Saraswati Samman:

Saraswati Samman is given annually by the KK Birla Foundation. It carries a cash award of Rs.15 lakh rupees, a citation, and a plaque.


Awards Current Affairs January 3rd Week 2020

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