Bangla Academy to launch Palli Kabi Jasim Uddin award
Published : Monday, 8 January, 2018 at 6:46 PM Count : 1223
Bangla Academy has decided to give literary award in the name of Palli Kabi (folk poet) Jasim Uddin.
Bangla Academy Director General Shamsuzzaman Khan came up with the disclosure at a media briefing held in Dhaka on Monday.
The award winner will receive Tk 5 lakh, Shamsuzzaman Khan said, adding that this will be the highest prize money among awards given by Bangla Academy in several fields of literature.
The director general said, "Policies are being set for the award that would be given to a prominent writer in March this year."
Bangla Academy will give the award in every alternative year, he added.