Literary Awards

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.


  • Saroj Bala

    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.

Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Kala Samman

Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, in association with Dogri Sanstha, Jammu instituted the award in 2019 to honour a Dogri icon who has made “outstanding contribution towards Dogri literature, language and its culture”.
Well, known literary experts, teachers, critics, universities, and literary and language associations provide the nominations for the award on a yearly basis. All the nominations are scrutinized by the committee and their recommendations are submitted to the Dogri Sanstha which consists of members of “high repute and integrity”.


  • Late. Shri Joginder Chattrapal Ji

    The Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Kala Samman for 2019 is being awarded posthumously to Lt. Chattrapal Ji a prominent Dogri writer and Sahitya Akademy Awardee.
    Prominent Dogri writer and Sahitya Akademy awardee, Joginder Chhatrapal passed on 28th July 2019 after a brief illness. A prolific short story writer in Dogri and Hindi language, Joginder Chhatrapal was Sahitya Akademy awardee and receipt of a number of other prestigious State as well as national level awards in the field of literature. He also remained president of Dogri Sanstha Jammu and has worked a lot for further promotion of Dogri language. Mr. Chhatrapal has also received the Best Playwright Award by JK Academy of Art Culture Language in 2015, an award for Best Hindi Writer of Non-Hindi State by Ministry of HRD, 1982 and Akashwani Drama Award for Humorous play. Apart from being a renowned writer, Mr. Chhatrapal has also translated numerous books from Dogri to Hindi, which have been published by the Sahitya Akademi.