Jobs @ MG
Awards: 16-31 October 2001
Shabana Azmi, the prominent actress,
social worker and Rajya Sabha member was awarded this year's 'Vidula Samman' for
her contribution to social services. The yearly award is conferred on women for
their contribution to the world of literature, art, culture and social services.
Actress Aparna Sen presented the award to Azmi conferred by Vikas, a Kolkata-based
community service organization. The award consisted of Rs 11,000 in cash with a
certificate. Azmi is the fifth person to receive the award.
Dr Jameel Akhtar, general secretary of International Urdu Foundation, has
been nominated recipient of ‘Jainendra Kumar Samman’ for the year 2001, by
Bhartiya Sahitya Parishad, Delhi. He had been named for the award for his new
book ‘Ismat Chughtai Naqd ki Kasauti Par’. Central Minister Dr Satya Narayan
Jatiya presented the award to him on 29 September in a function at Constitution
Hatim Dehlvi, a senior Delhi poet, was given Urdu Poetry Award for his 40
years’ services in the field of Urdu poetry. The award was presented to him by
Mansoor Usmani, secretary of Delhi Urdu Academy.