Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling was today conferred the ‘Yug Kavi Siddhicharan Award’ by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli for his commendable contributions in promoting Nepali literature in India.
The award was presented to Chamling at a ceremony organised here.
Siddhicharan Shrestha Academy organised the event on the occasion of 105th birth anniversary of the late poet Shrestha.
The award carries a certificate of appreciation and a sum of NRs 100,000.
Chamling, 65, was not present to receive the award.
He has been awarded twice by the Sikkim Sahitya Parishad – Chintan Puraskar in 1987 for the best poem and Bhanu Puraskar in 2010.
Chamling’s other works in Nepali include Prarambhik Kavita (poems, 1978), Antyaheen Sapana: Mero Bipana (poems, 1985), Ma Ko Hoon! (poems, 1992), and Sikkim ra Nariko Maryada.
An author of many books in Nepali, English and Hindi, he is also a publisher.