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Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s tweet appraising Souhardya’s contributions to art and culture revitalisation. Besides, he also congratulates De on Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021

I had almost lost hope that I would get the award: Bal Puraskar winner Souhardya De

He was born to two history teachers and grew up in a house with shelves full of History books. So, Souhardya De displaying an interest in India’s past, heritage and culture did not really come as a surprise to too many people. He distinctly remembers how his fingers lingered on those books on the shelves, before he deftly pulled them out and skimmed through them, when he was a teen.

Read more at: https://www.edexlive.com/news/2021/feb/13/i-had-almost-lost-hope-that-i-wouldnt-get-the-award-bal-puraskar-winner-soudharya-de-18214.html

Souhardya De’s perplexing work wins him laurels

Thirty-two children from across the nation have been honoured with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Shakti Puraskar, the highest civilian honour bestowed upon exceptional achievers under the age of 18, this year.
Souhardya De, author, FRAS and art and culture columnist for The Sunday Guardian has also been conferred upon this award for his contributions to the empowerment of Indian art, culture, history and heritage.

Read more at: https://www.sundayguardianlive.com/lifestyle/souhardya-des-perplexing-work-wins-laurels

DD Bangla Live News at 8:30 AM : 27-01-2021

সকাল ৮: ৩০ এর ডিডি বাংলার সংবাদ সরাসরি : ২৭-০১-২০২১

‘প্রধানমন্ত্রী রাষ্ট্রীয় বাল পুরস্কার ২০২১’ পেল মেদিনীপুর শহরের সৌহার্দ্য দে। (09:56 – 12:26 minutes)

See more at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o4eRoEno18&feature=youtu.be

32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021

The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.

The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 States/UTs. 7 awards have been given in the field of Art & Culture, 9 awards have been given for Innovation and 5 for scholastic achievements. 7 children have won in Sports category, 3 children have been felicitated for Bravery and one child has been honoured for her efforts in the field of Social Service.

While commending the young achievers, the Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind  has stated in a message that “I am hopeful that Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021 would not only motivate the winners but will also encourage millions of other young children to dream, aspire and stretch their limits. Let us all do our personal best to take our nation to new zenith of success and prosperity.”

Read more at: https://rstv.nic.in/32-children-awarded-pradhan-mantri-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-2021.html

Bal Puraskar 2021: Meet the 32 Little Wonders Who Won The Award This Year

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with the winners of the “Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar” (PMRBP) via a video conferencing and said that the children are an inspiration for others. The awards were given to 32 children for their merit of bravery, innovation, sports, arts, culture, social service, music or other fields. The awardee children are from 32 districts of 21 States/Union Territories. The government has been conferring this award to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding achievements. (Image: Govt. of India)

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Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 | Here is the list of the 32 children awarded

The award is given to children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery, take a look at the recipients.

Read more at: https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/photos/india/pradhan-mantri-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-2021-here-is-the-list-of-the-32-children-awarded-6393641.html


New Delhi:

On the occasion of 72nd Republic Day today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has felicitated 32 young children of our country who proved that age is no bar if one has the courage and intent to help others and make a difference in this society. The award-winning children have proven their worth at both the national and international-level in the field of sports to social work, medicine, environment, arts and much more. There are several other children who used their presence of mind and courageously saved people’s lives.

Read more at: https://www.ndtv.com/education/republic-day-2021-meet-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-winners

PMRBP awardees: Who all won Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar? Check full list

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday interacted with Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar (PMRBP) awardees, via video conferencing. Congratulating the awardees, the prime minister said that this year’s awards are special as the recipients earned them during the difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic. About 32 children have been awarded the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar, 2021. The Government of India has been awarding the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar to the children with exceptional abilities and outstanding accomplishments, in the fields of innovation, scholastics, sports, arts & culture, social service and bravery.

Read more at: https://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/pmrbp-awardees-who-won-pradhan-mantri-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-check-full-list-680360

Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar 2021: সম্মানিত হচ্ছেন মেদিনীপুরের সৌহার্দ্য, খুশির হাওয়া জেলা জুড়ে

‘প্রধানমন্ত্রী বাল পুরস্কারে’ (Pradhan Mantri Bal Puraskar 2021) সম্মানিত হতে চলেছে মেদিনীপুরের (Midnapore) ছাত্র সৌহার্দ্য দে। আর্ট এন্ড কালচার বিভাগে বেছে নেওয়া হয়েছে সৌহার্দ্যকে। গত ২২ জানুয়ারি প্রধানমন্ত্রীর দফতর থেকে ইমেল করে জানানো হয় এই সুসংবাদ। দেশের মধ্যে বেছে নেওয়া হয়েছে মোট ৩২ জনকে, তার মধ্যে পশ্চিমবঙ্গ থেকে একাই রয়েছে সৌহার্দ্য। সোমবার পশ্চিম মেদিনীপুর (West Midnapore) জেলা শাসকের দফতরে ভিডিও কনফারেন্সের মাধ্যমে এই ছাত্র ছাত্রীদের উৎসাহিতও করেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদী।

Read more at: https://bangla.aajtak.in/west-bengal-/south-bengal/story/student-midnapore-selected-pradhan-mantri-bal-puraskar-2021-261226-2021-01-26?utm_source=atweb_story_share

Chess, archery, innovations, bravery and art fetch R-Day honours for children

The Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar was awarded to 32 children on Republic Day 2021 in recognition of their outstanding talent and hard work. Seven awards were given in the field of art and culture, 9 for innovation, the sports category saw 7 awardees, 5 awards were given out for scholastic achievements, 3 children were felicitated for bravery and 1 child was honoured for social service.

Read more at: https://www.abpeducation.com/news/chess-archery-innovations-bravery-and-art-fetch-r-day-honours-for-children/cid/1206552?ref=edunews-sec-page-pq-stry-2


Kolkata, January 25, 2020

Souhardya De, a resident of Medinipur in West Bengal, has been awarded with the Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar 2021 in the field of Art & Culture. He aims to reinvigorate art & culture through his writing. 

Souhardya De, born in 2004, is an author of historical fiction, an art and culture columnist, a podcaster and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. He writes articles on history, art and culture in various newspapers and magazines of India and abroad. His aim is to revitalize and invigorate the Indian art and culture, history and mythological epics through his works. 

Read more at: http://www.uniindia.com/souhardya-de-received-pradhan-mantri-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-2021-in-field-of-art–culture/east/news/2302097.html


India Ahead is a national English news channel offering the latest in politics, national events, business, sports and entertainment. We also bring to you exclusive ground reports from various parts of the country. Subscribe to India Ahead for updates on latest news and much more. India Ahead. It’s Good News. In this exclusive Campus Concern show, author Souhardya De speaks to Team India Ahead on his works until yet, his association with the RAS (London), his upcoming works and what his opinions are on Shri Rama being considered as the Maryada Purushottam.

See more at: https://youtu.be/D4CRBI85lEY

Trolls don’t bother the teen writer Souhardya De

Souhardya De is a 16-year-old author and columnist who at the age of 13 had a book published in his name. He was chosen the youngest ever Fellow of the prestigious Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland in its 200 years of history; he has made it to the India Book of Records 2019 for his second work ‘Chronicles of Suryavansh’ which coincidentally became the first drama book written on the ancestors of Rama, the protagonist of the Indian epic the Ramayana. De was presented with the Nabyashrote (UGC recognised journal) Sahitya Samman in 2019.

Read more at: https://www.thehansindia.com/life-style/trolls-dont-bother-the-teen-writer-souhardya-de-661429

Teen Prodigy: How Has This Intellectual Navigated The Journey To Be A Thoughtful Writer?

Remember how you always wished to change and transform the world when you were young? Well, some children and young adults are actually on their way to convert their intent to accomplishments. I too recently bumped into one such youngster who has several books and accolades to his name. Making India proud, Souhardya De, a 16-year-old teen writer, continues to spread his wings and scale greater heights since the beginning of times. His talent and work have put him on course to become a change-maker of tomorrow. From exploring his keen interest in Indian mythology to authoring three books to being the youngest ever Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society in 200+ years, he has done it all. 

Read more at: https://yourstory.com/mystory/intellectual-teen-journey-thoughtful-writer

Meet The 16 year Old Historian | Souhardya De On Balancing Fact & Fiction | NewsX

Meet The 16-year-Old Historian Souhardya who has worked on and written two books on historical and mythological fiction as of yet. He shares his experience in an interview with NewsX. | NewsX

See more at: https://youtu.be/ynyYZPBxBd0

Chat With Chithra with the British Carnatic Choir – Souhardya De

Had a great time speaking to the young writing enthusiast, columnist, and Indian author of Historical Fiction, Souhardya De, F.R.A.S.

Catch the full episode on Tuesday 13th October on YouTube Channel – “Chithra Ramakrishnan”. 

See more: https://youtu.be/ypxBTCYlLd4

Exclusive Conversation with Author and Columnist, Souhardya De

1. Tell us more about your background and journey.
I’ve self-published thrice, twice with Amazon KDP and once with Juggernaut Publishing Platform. Well, the first two were English renderings of the Ramayana in poetry and successively in drama format (one that won the India Book of Records 2019). 
The last self-publishing that I did was on a small ebook that has lots of articles within it. These are articles that talk about culture, heritage, history of Indo China relations and others pertaining to close topics.

This time, however, I decided to focus on Medieval Indian History and to go for ‘Historical Fiction’ which is a blend of History and Imagination. Also, since I grasped some understandings of the publishing houses, I decided to go with traditional publishers and thankfully, I have signed up with Rupa Publications India for this upcoming novella! 

Read more at: https://www.eatmy.news/2020/12/souhardya-de-ive-self-published-thrice.html

Featured Interview With Souhardya De

Tell us a little about yourself. Where were you raised? Where do you live now?
It’s always a pleasure to introduce oneself, to the interview team of such a renowned magazine! I’m Souhardya De, born in 2004, in the suburban district of Midnapore, in West Bengal, India. I’m 16 years old and live with my parents, my father being a professor at the nearby college and my mother being a teacher.
And well? For pets? I’m really not good at keeping pets! Probably gonna get a dog in the coming years!

Read more at: https://bookreadermagazine.com/featured-author-souhardya-de/

Teen Prodigy: How Has This Intellectual Navigated The Journey To Be A Thoughtful Writer?

Tell us all about A Piece, A Minute; The Chronicles Of Suryavansh and Scion Of Suryavansh! How did these three happen to you at such a young age?

Souhardya (SD):  Let me begin with my first book, The Scion of Suryavansh. It is about Valmiki Ramayana that gets transliterated to an English poem with self-drawn illustrations. Why I took up to writing about Indian mythology among the other genres, remains unknown. I recall taking up this book, during the 2017 Summer Holidays at School, after having read a few hundred books and having watched a lot of films. Probably that’s when I developed the urge to create something.

Read more at: https://m.dailyhunt.in/news/india/english/yourstory-epaper-yourstory/teen+prodigy+how+has+this+intellectual+navigated+the+journey+to+be+a+thoughtful+writer-newsid-n183057496

Indian authors set to revive Indic Civilisation

Historical fiction has always been a genre that is less widely believed to be authenticated to its truest form. People are generally of the notion that historical narratives are much accurate and descriptive than this.

Author and Art and Culture Columnist Souhardya De has a different take on this altogether. Souhardya has recently signed up with Rupa Publications, one of India’s largest publishers and writes a fortnightly column for the Sunday Guardian. His primary interests delve into the Graeco Roman studies and Indian Heritage, besides the close cross-cultural interaction between the two. De’s works have been shared extensively by the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies and by the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature and Culture.

Read more at: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/indian-authors-set-to-revive-indic-civilisation-26567/

Varied Aspects of the Indian Publishing Industry – Industry Expo 2k20

Welcome to Day 5 of Industry Expo 2k20, A 5-Day virtual event hosted with experts from the industry. Hope you have an amazing learning experience with us. Industry Inspire Talks are back again to equip you with the right dose of industry knowledge and scale-up your industry skills by making you industry-ready! Speaker for Day 5: Souhardya De ✒️ About the Speaker:- ◼️ Souhardya De is an Indian author of Historical Fiction, a Columnist, and a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Souhardya has authored bylines in The Sunday Guardian, The Citizen, WION, The Statesman, Thrive Global, Scroll Media, The Standard, TOI Blogs, The Hills Times, and other notable publications. He writes a fortnightly article on history, art, and culture at The Sunday Guardian and leads the editorial team for the BFF page by the Young Post, South China Morning Post, Hong Kong.  He intends to revitalize and invigorate the Indian art and culture, history, and mythological epics through his works and tries to author them in a way most appealing to the readers of today. Souhardya’s upcoming book is to be released with Rupa Publications India.

See more at: https://youtu.be/6j0tiLrXMV0

সৌহার্দ্যকে শুভেচ্ছা প্রধানমন্ত্রীর

‘প্রধানমন্ত্রী রাষ্ট্রীয় বাল পুরস্কার ২০২১’ পেল মেদিনীপুর শহরের সৌহার্দ্য দে। 
এ বার দেশের মোট ৩২ জন পড়ুয়া এই পুরস্কার পেয়েছে। পুরস্কার প্রাপকদের মধ্যে মেদিনীপুরের সৌহার্দ্য একজন। পশ্চিমবঙ্গ থেকে সে-ই একমাত্র এই পুরস্কার পেয়েছে। সোমবার পুরস্কার প্রাপকদের সঙ্গে ভিডিয়ো কনফারেন্সে আলাপচারিতা সেরেছেন প্রধানমন্ত্রী নরেন্দ্র মোদী। মেদিনীপুরে কালেক্টরেটের সভাকক্ষে গিয়ে এই কনফারেন্সে যোগ দিয়েছিল মেদিনীপুরের বাসিন্দা এই কৃতী পড়ুয়াও। 

Read more at: https://www.anandabazar.com/west-bengal/midnapore/student-of-class-11-from-midnapore-wins-pm-rashtriya-bal-puraskar-2021/cid/1263274