Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 26
The Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) awarded the winners of its short story and poetry writing competitions for the year 2020 and 2021 at its annual function held at the UT Guest House here recently.
The Society had not awarded the winners of last year competitions due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, the awardees of poetry and short story writing competitions for both years were honoured on Saturday.
CLS Chairperson Dr Sumita Misra congratulated the award winners and gave away the prizes.
In the English category, the winners of short story writing competition for 2021 included Shubhangi Singh, Suneet Madan, Yogita, Anjali Singh, Dipintika Kumar.
The winners of the Hindi short story writing competition were Vinita Shukla and Ajay Singh Rana.
Navpreet Kaur won the special jury mention for Punjabi.
In the poetry writing competition for 2021 in Hindi, Jivan Mantra, Archana R. Singh and Jayaram Prajapati won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.
In the Punjabi category, Sunita Uppal, Nirmal Rana and Parneet Kaur won the first, second and third prizes, respectively.
In the Urdu category, Azim Khan was first and Rozy Parveen won the second prize.
In the English categories, Moinik Dutta and Alka Kansra shared the first prize; the second prize winners were Anuradha Sethi and Vatika Parmar, while the third position was shared by Vandna Vibhu Bhatnagar and Atti Verma.
In the 2020 poetry competition, winners included Kanchan Advaita (1st), Arun Betaab (2nd), Ranjivan Singh and Shashi Kumar (3rd), while Abha Sharma, Parminder Singh Ratika Rana and Neena Singh received special mentions.
In the 2020 short story writing competition in the English category, winners included Sonia Shauhan (1st) Deviyani Singh (2nd), Gargi Raj (3rd), Yogita Khandge (4th) and Terveen Gill (5th). Asmita Dey and Garima Syal won consolation prizes.
In the Hindi category, Dr. Aditya Rattan won the 1st prize and Susmita Solanki 2nd.
In the children’s category, winners included Avika Bhatia (ist), Saanvi Surjewala (2nd), and Shrishaya Gangopadhyay (3rd).
Those who presented included jury members Col D.S. Cheema, Prof Neelkamal Puri and Surbhi Sarna.
Vivek Atray, Charanjit Singh, Madhav Kaushik, Hardeep Chandpuri, Manmohan Singh Kohli, V.K. Kapoor, Nisha Luthra among others attended the function.
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