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Great Poet Mahanor Award
Sponsor :  Jain Irrigation - Convenor : Khandesh Friend Circle
 

Background Outline :


Though herself illiterate, Bahinabai’s poetry reached the hearts of the entire Maharashtra due to simple verse, lucid yet touching language, honesty of feelings, deep-rooted humanity, and abiding love for environment.
The gifted Bahinabai conceived and sang these verses while performing household chores – for soothing from weary – grinding / milling, sweeping / cleaning or cowdung-slurry sprinkling / smearing on floor – and touched ....... with god. Khandesh Friends Circle established Bahinabai Trust and declared the award to commemorate her memory – an effort in repaying the loan of this Khandeshi Poetess.
Jain Charities encourages the artists in various fields of art, music, literature, culture, etc. Therefore, this trust engaged in social welfare sponsored the award in honour of Bahinabai – a daughter of farmer from Khandesh.

Selection Process :
•    Applications are not invited.
• Collection of poems is made available by publishers, connoisseurs of poetry, etc.
•   A committee of three members comprising of a trustee and two respected poets go through the poems.
•   Thoughtful, balanced discussions take place in the meeting.
•   Two members of the committee are changed very year.
•    The names of the members are kept secret.
 

Nature of Award :

Level           :   National

Amount       :   Rs. 25,000/-

Field            :   Post 1960's Poetry

Periodicity   :   Biennial (Since 2001)

Since when :   1991


Programme of Award :
To whom     :   Poet /Poetess
Where         :   Pune
When          :  December
 

Original Concept of Award by :
Shri Vasant D. Patil
 

Selection Criteria for Award :

• Poet/Poetess writing poetry from the 1960’s.

• At least 2-3 collections of poetry.

• At least 1 collection published during the decade under consideration.

• Consistency and creativity in poetry.

• Excellent quality, grade poems.

• Depth in meaning and emotion.

• Social relevance of poetry.
 

Recipients of Award :
No. Recipient Year
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Shri N.D. Mahanor
Shri Dr. Bhalchandra Nemade
Shri Dilip P. Chitre
Shri Namdeo Dhasal
Shri Arun Kolatkar
Shri Chandrakant Patil
Shri Satish Kalsekar
Shri Purushottam Patil
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Shri Narain V. Dharmadhikari and
Smt. Prabha Ganorkar
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1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000

2001

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