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New Delhi: The management and jury of awards at 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 announced two lifetime achievement awards for the giant in literature on the third and final day of the festival.

The first award went to Dr.Mridula Garg. She is an Indian writer who writes in Hindi and English languages. She has published 30 books in Hindi – novels, short story collections, plays and collections of essay – of which she has rendered three into English. She is a recipient of the Sahitya Akademy Award. The award was presented by H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India.

Her style of writing is unconventional, in the face and gripping. Her novels have won critical and popular acclaim for the audacity of their themes and the lyricism of their style. Her novels and stories have been translated into a number of Indian and foreign languages like German, Czech, Japanese and English. She has been a columnist, writing on environment, women issues, child servitude and literature.

The second award was for Dr. Mamta Kalia. She is a prominent Indian writer known for her invaluable contribution towards literature in form of short stories, plays, novels, essays and poetry. Born in 1940 in Vrindavan, Kalia, 77, received MA in English from Delhi University before taking up lectureship at SNDT University in Mumbai. Kalia has 11 novels to her credit. H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India congratulated Dr. Mamta while presenting the award.

Dr. Sushil Bharti paid gratitude to both the writers for their deep involvement and huge contribution to the literature. “the presence of Dr. Mridula Garg and Dr. Mamta Kalia has added a lot to the festival. We will be needing your blessings to do bigger and better next time,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

The awards were presented by Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder of Noida Film City and President of Global Literary Festival Noida. The program was broadcasted live. Large number of congratulatory messages were received on web itself. The event was conceived by Asian Academy of Arts & supported by AAFT University and International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.

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