Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskar
Instituted in 2017 by the Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, in association with Dogri Sanstha, Jammu, the Puraskar is awarded every year for the first book or the best book in Dogri by a young Indian author or for translation work in any Indian language recognized by the Dogri Sanstha.
The Puraskar consists of a cash award along with a citation on the book’s significance and the author’s contribution to the Dogri language and a memento. The recipient is decided by elite members of the jury formed of members of the Sanstha and the Trust.
Shri Roshan Lal Bral
In 2019, the Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskar is awarded to Mr. Roshan Lal Bral during the Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2019 by honorable MoS PMO, Dr. Jitendra Singh. This year the award is being given to Kamla Bharti Awardee and Imminent Dogri writer Shri Roshan Lal Bral for the best Dogri book ‘Sheesha‘ by a young writer in the last 3 years. Shri Roshan Lal Bral received the Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puruskar for the best Dogri book ‘Sheesha‘ by a young writer in the last 3 years. Kamla Bharti Awardee and Imminent Dogri writer who was born on 21st August 1981 at Village Rajwal, Tehsil Jourian (Akhnoor) in District Jammu have given his contribution in form of “Sheesha”, a published book having a collection of Dogri poems. Mr. Roshan has also received many literary awards such as Duggar Rattan from JK channel Jammu 2018, Swami Brama Nand Tirth Samman 2018, Dogri Sanstha Samman 2019 and Nami Dogri Sanstha Samman 2019.
In 2017, the Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskar was awarded to Ms. Saroj Bala during the Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2017 by a renowned short story writer Late. Shri Chhatrapal Ji.
Mr. Pankaj Kumar
In 2016, the first Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskar was awarded to Mr. Pankaj Kumar for the compilation of short stories in Dogri during Kunwar Viyogi Utsav 2016.