New Delhi, December 19, 2023.
The 6th Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize reached its pinnacle today, honoring exceptional achievements in both literary and social spheres. The esteemed ceremony, attended by Copenhagen-based Peter Bundalo, the revered Founder of the Tagore Literary Prize, commemorated the outstanding contributions of Abhijit Banerjee, the Nobel Prize laureate for Economics, recipient of the Tagore Prize for Social Achievement 2023, and Sukrita Paul Kumar, Poet, Critic and Translator wins the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize.
This prestigious award, paying tribute to Rabindranath Tagore’s enduring legacy, not only recognizes literary brilliance but also celebrates remarkable accomplishments in social arenas.
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize, an annual celebration of literary eminence, continues its tradition of honoring exceptional talent across diverse genres. This year’s accolades commend Abhijit Banerjee for his remarkable contributions to societal welfare, alongside Sukrita Paul Kumar for literary brilliance that transcends boundaries, echoing the spirit of this esteemed award. Their achievements align profoundly with the ideals upheld by previous laureates such as Raj Kamal Jha, Shobhana Kumar, and Sudeep Sen.
Speaking about the significance of the evening, Peter Bundalo remarked, “It’s a privilege to witness yet another remarkable talent being acknowledged through the Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize. Abhijit Banerjee and Sukrita Paul Kumar embody mastery in their respective fields, enriching our world with their distinct visions and contributions.”
Expressing gratitude, Abhijit Banerjee shared, “Being awarded the Tagore Prize for Social Achievement is a profound honor. This recognition underlines the importance of addressing societal issues and underscores the impact of collective efforts in shaping a better world.”
Sukrita Paul Kumar reflected on the literary honor, stating, “Receiving the 6th Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize is a deeply humbling experience. This recognition not only validates my artistic journey but also emphasizes the universality of storytelling in connecting diverse cultures. I am profoundly thankful for this acknowledgement.”
The event, hosted at the India International Centre in New Delhi, united literary luminaries, esteemed personalities, and enthusiasts to celebrate the profound influence of literature and social endeavors on society.
The Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize remains committed to nurturing literary excellence and recognizing impactful contributions in both literary and social domains. It stands as a testament to the enduring influence of words in inspiring, educating, and uniting humanity.