Bhubaneswar: Noted writer Dr Gourahari Das and poet Bipin Nayak will receive the Koraput Sahitya Samman 2019 (Koraput Literary Award 2019) at the two-day national event in Koraput.
The festival will kickstart on October 20 at the Tribal Museum in Koraput.
The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 21,000 each with a citation, a memento and a Geeta Gobinda Khandua, informed writer Subhransu Panda.
“Like the first edition, the lush green scenic ambience of the Tribal Museum at Koraput is waiting to host the most-awaited literary event of Odisha. The second day of the event will take place in the lap of nature, in a beautiful coffee garden in Koraput,” informed Panda.
This time, the festival will witness various literary and cultural events ranging from literary discussions, social debate, poetry recitation to film screening and musical performances, he added.
Dr Ajay Swain and Dr Aparna Mohanty had received the first ever Koraput Literary Award for Fiction and Poetry respectively during the Koraput Literary Festival 2018.