New Delhi: Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ was conferred with the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award today at a virtual ceremony. Dr. Amish Tripathi, renowned writer, Director of the Nehru Center, London was the special guest on the occasion. Chairman Vatayan, Mira Kaushik; Vice Chairman Central Hindi Board, Agra Kavi Anil Sharma Joshi and Executive Director, Vani Prakashan, Aditi Maheshwari were also present on the occasion.
Expressing gratitude to Vatayan UK for the award, Shri Pokhriyal highlighted that Unity in diversity is the hallmark of India and the languages have special importance in our culture. Culture and language are linked with each other, as the language becomes stronger, so does the culture and civilization.Similarly, the writing, also strengthens the civilization and culture of the country.
The Minister highlighted that literature is our cultural, spiritual, educational heritage which invisibly strengthens the country. He credited every person who is associated with literature, be it a writer, poet, musician, painter, for the recognition of Indian knowledge tradition in the world.