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Awards: 1-15 June 2002
Prominent Urdu critic and litterateur Professor
Gopi Chand Narang has been selected for the seventh award for the promotion of Urdu literature. The award would be given by the Council for the promotion of Urdu literature. This was announced in press release of the Doha-based Urdu Promotion Council.
The award, which would be presented at Doha in the Emirate of Qatar, comprise Rs 1,50,000, gold medal and a citation.
Prof Narang has achieved international fame and has written and edited more than 50 books. At least 40 books are in Urdu, seven in English and three in Hindi.
Mohammed Khalid, proprietor Khalid Bros. of Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh, has been bestowed with National Export Award for the year 1999-2000. The Award is given to the best exporter in the handicrafts sector. Union textiles minister Kashiram Rana presented the award. The award was given by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts here at New Delhi in an impressive function held at a five-star hotel.
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