Saraswati Samman

2023 OCT 14

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Why in news?

  • Tamil writer Sivasankari was honoured with the Saraswati Samman 2022 for her memoir(biography) "Surya Vamsam."

About Saraswati Samman

  • This award is given annually to literary works published in the last 10 years by Indian writers of 22 languages included in the Eighth Schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  • The award is presented by the K.K. Birla Foundation includes a citation, plaque, and a prize of Rs. 15 lakhs.
  • The Saraswati Samman is among the highest recognitions in the field of Indian literature. Besides the Saraswati Samman, the Vyas Samman and the Bihari Puraskar are other literary awards instituted by the foundation.
  • The inaugural award was given to Harivanshrai Bachchan for his four-volume autobiography, Kya Bhooloon Kya Yaad KaroonNeeda Ka Nirman PhirBasere Se Door and Dashdwar se Sopan Tak.



Consider the following statements regarding Saraswati Samman:

  1. The award is presented by Kendra Sahithya Academy.
  2. It is given to literary works in any language in India.

Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only

(b) 2 only

(c) Both 1 and 2

(d) Neither 1 nor 2