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

Background Outline :
The first Bahinai Award was given to Padmashree N.D.Mahanor, who played a pivotal role in spreading Bahinbai’s poetry in the nook & crevice of Maharashtra. He also took special efforts in preparing a Deepawali issue on her & spread word amongst poets/ poetess of repute. This award, set up for encouraging poets/ poetess of new generation, is an effort expression of gratitude towards N.D. Mahanor.
The relationship between Mahanor and Jain Charities is longstanding & firm, Jain Charities, an institution dedicated to social work, accepted the sponsorship of the award in recognition of this bond to encourage the poets/poetess of new breed who have recently entered or are trying to enter this field.

Selection Process :
• Applications are not invited.
• Collection/publications are available from Publishers & friends of Poets/poetess.
• A trustee & two renowned literatures from poetry from a committee which appreciates the poetical compositions.
• Thoughtful balanced discussions take place in the meeting.
• Two members of the committee are changed every year.
• The names of committee members are kept secret.
 

Nature of Award :
Level           :   National

Amount       :   Rs. 25,000/-

Field            :   Post 1980's Poetry

Periodicity   :   Biennial

Since when :   1992


Programme of Award :
To whom     :   Poet /Poetess
Where         :   Pune
When          :   3rd Dec, Bahinabai Death Anniversary
 

Original Concept of Award by :
Shri Vasant D. Patil
 

Selection Criteria for Award :

• Poetry published after 1980’s.

• A celebrated poet/poetess from new breed.

• 1-2 collection(s) of poetry and /or regular publication of poetry through leading periodicals & / or presentation of poetry in poetry seminars.

• Novelty, original impact.

• In tune with times.

• Easy reach in the fields such as novel, story, critique, etc.

• Poetry of top quality mould, grade & expression
 

Recipients of Award :
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Shri. Arun Mhatre
Smt. Anuradha Patil
Shri. Bhujang Meshram
Smt. Dr. Aruna Dhere
Smt. Rajani Parulekar
Shri. Narayan Kulkarni-Kavthekar
Shri. Prakash Holkar
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Smt. Mallika Amarshekh
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Smt. Vasanti Muzumdar

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