Education Minister To Be Conferred With Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award

Union education minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will be conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award at a virtual ceremony on 21 November 2020.

This award will be another in the list of many other national and international awards and honours conferred to the minister for his writing, poetry and other literary works. Dr Pokhriyal has earlier received awards like Sahitya Bharati Award by the then prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sahitya Gaurav Samman by former president Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Bharat Gaurav Samman, Good Governance Award by Dubai government, outstanding Achievement Award by Global Organization of Person of Indian Origin by Mauritius, awarded in the Ukraine in the area of environmental protection. The education minister is also honoured with Himal Gaurav Samman by Nepal.

The German version ‘NureinWunsch” of Nishank’s story collection ‘Just a Desire’, is published in Afro Asian Institute, Hamburg. His Sparsh Ganga initiative was included in Mauritius school curriculum. He is actively associated with various social activities such as unique drive of Swaran Ganga. He has penned more than 75 books on wide ranging issues which have also been translated into many national and foreign languages.

Dr Pokhriyal has an honorary doctoral degree, D.Litt in the field of literature by Graphic Era, deemed to be university, Uttarakhand.

Vatayan International Awards given by the Vatayan-UK organization in London, honours poets, writers and artists for their exemplary work in their respective fields. Vatayan-UK Samman will be held virtually on 21 November at 8.30 pm IST. Dr Amish Tripathi, renowned writer and director of the Nehru Center, London, will be the special guest on the occasion. Mira Kaushik, chairman, Vatayan; Kavi Anil Sharma Joshi, vice chairman, Central Hindi Board, Agra; and Aditi Maheshwari, executive director, Vani Prakashan, will also be present on the occasion.

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