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Dr. Manmohan Singh presenting a Special Award
for Case Study Presentation
     
"You are a gifted storyteller and your language and style suit the plot very well. There is a touch of humanity and love for the young readership. That is a rare quality, not found in many writers for the young."

Manoj Das
"Bonding with Bond"
   
» I won 14 prizes, the highest by any writer, in the XVI All India Competition for Writers of Children's Books: 2001. The competition was organised by Children's Book Trust (CBT), New Delhi, a trailblazer in the field of children's literature. Over the years, I have been regularly bagging awards and my tally till date stands at 24 prizes!
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The award winning stories have a found a place in several books published by CBT as a part of its prestigious Golden Set series.
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I had the privilege of being invited to chair a working session at the Asian Conference on Story Telling to Promote the Reading Habit in Children, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, in  September, 2005.
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At the end of the session I was felicitated by Mrs. Neelima Sinha, President, Association of Writers and Illustrators of Children (AWIC).
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In September 2007, I  was invited to  address  a  plenary session at the International Conference on Story Telling to Promote the Reading Habit in Children, held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.  I also had the opportunity to tell a tale at the ‘Story Telling Festival’ held as a part of the  conference. The kids loved the story as much as I enjoyed telling it.
Both the Conferences were  organised by AWIC.
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I  had the rare honour of presenting a paper    at the 31st IBBY  World Congress-2008 held in Copenhagen, Denmark  in the second week of September, 2008. The paper won rave reviews and accolades both for the substance as well as the style of presentation. I had gone on an invitation by the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) to address the Congress which was attended by writers, publishers, illustrators and research scholars from   71 countries across  the globe.
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I presented a paper at the National Seminar on Traditions of Folk in Literature organized by Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in September 2010. My paper entitled : "JAGANNATH CULT AND HERE & NOW WRITING: INSPIRATION AND SYNERGY" received an encouraging response from the elite audience which included Sri Manoj Das
» I had the honour of being invited to attend the Ghumakkad Narain Travelling Children's Literature Festival held at Dehradun, recently. The festival, was organized under the aegis of UNESCO.
» I had the rare privilege of attending the Bhubaneswar Pustak Mela as Guest of Honour. The Odia translation of my book "Mogambo Khush Hua" was released by eminent litterateur Mr Chandrasekhar Rath in the presence of Mr Satakadi Hota - President, Odisha Sahitya Academy.
   
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Ghumakkad Narain Festival   IGNOU National Seminar   IGNOU National Seminar   15th All India Public Relations Conference
 
         
Felicitation at the 31st World IBBY Congress, Denmark   Felicitation at the Asian Conference on Story Telling   Felicitation By
Urdu Intellectuals
  National Book Week
in Jaipur
 
         
Felicitation by YHAI   NBT Workshop   Bhubaneswar Pustak Mela   Bhubaneswar Pustak Mela
 
     
  Bhubaneswar Pustak Mela   NCC Camp