Navlekhan Award

A writer’s genius blossoms best in the natural climate of his mother tongue. The medium of language has, thus, a regional character. In effect, however, the production of a literary masterpiece becomes a national achievement and an international asset.

Although a writer because of an inner urge and a number of factors contribute to the creation of a literary masterpiece, social recognition and expression of national indebtedness reassure him that he is widely read, respected and loved. National awards and presentation of purses are tokens of such recognition.

In India, though there are a number of regional and national awards for best literary productions in Indian languages severally, there are hardly any awards for young authors writing in Hindi. It was to fulfill this objective that Navlekhan Award was instituted.