Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was on 22 May 2016 conferred with the Yugkavi Siddhicharan Prize by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli.
The prestigious literary prize was bestowed upon him for his commendable contributions in promoting Nepali literature in India.
The prize was presented on the occasion of 105th birth anniversary of the late poet Siddhicharan Shrestha. It carries a certificate of appreciation and a sum of 100000 Nepali Rupees.
Literary works of Pawan Chamling
• He is an author of many books in Nepali, English and Hindi. He is also a publisher.
• He was conferred with the Sikkim Sahitya Parishad award twice for Chintan Puraskar in 1987 and Bhanu Puraskar in 2010.
• His other works in Nepali include Prarambhik Kavita (1978), Antyaheen Sapana: Mero Bipana (1985), Ma Ko Hoon! (1992) and Sikkim ra Nariko Maryada.
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When: 22 May 2016