10 Lines on Jnanpith Award

The word ‘Jnan’ comes from the Sanskrit language which refers to knowledge. Indian literature is considered to be the oldest literature in the world. It provides us the evidence of early human existence and their way of survival. Indian literature is also accepted and commended by the whole world. The Jnanpith is an ultimate literary Indian award conferred annually for accepting, decorating and promoting the Indian Literary art and culture. From the date of its institution, Jnanpith has awarded many authors for their exceptional contribution to the field of Indian Literature.

Ten Lines on Jnanpith Award

Set 1

1) The Literary Award, Jnanpith was initiated in the year 1961.

2) The Jnanpith Awards are regulated by Bharatiya Jnanpith.

3) Only Indian authors can have the privilege of being awarded Jnanpith Award.

4) The Awardees are conferred with a magnificent Plaque and some cash allowance of Rs. 11,00,000.

5) The Jnanpith Award is presented in 23 different languages including English and 22 languages from the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.

6) G. Sankara Kurup, well known for his contribution to Malayalam literature, was the first person to achieve Jnanpith Award (1965).

7) Amitav Ghosh, in 2018, brought the first Jnanpith Award in the account of the English language.

8) The Jnanpith Award was instituted in memory of great industrialist Sahu Shanti Prasad Jain.

9) The Jnanpith Award has no facility of being presented posthumously.

10) The Hindi and Kannada languages have achieved maximum numbers of Jnanpith Award till the date.


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Set 2

1) Jnanpith is the highest-ranking Indian award in the field of literature.

2) The Jnanpith was initiated with a cash allowance of Rs. 1,00,000 for its recipients.

3) The cash allowance of 11 lakh was revised in the year 2015.

4) The selection board of the Jnanpith Award includes seven to eleven members.

5) The name of the recipient of the Jnanpith Award is announced by the Selection Board.

6) The tenure of the members of the Selection Board is three years which can be further extended.

7) A total number of 59 people have been awarded the Jnanpith award till the year 2019.

8) The bronze made plaque of the Hindu goddess “Saraswati” is literally a replica of the statue of “Goddess Saraswati” from the famous temple of Malwa.

9) The date of the institution of the Jnanpith Award was the 50th birthday of Sahu Prasad Jain.

10)Every Indian writer who writes in any of the 22 languages mentioned in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution and also in English is eligible to be nominated for Jnanpith Award.

Initially, the Jnanpith Award was distributed for a single piece of work but now with a major modification, it recognizes the lifetime contribution in the field of Indian literature. The Jnanpith Award was initiated with a view to promoting Indian literature worldwide.

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