Four prestigious literary awards are given annually under the aegis of Dogri Sanstha.
1. Prof. Ramnath Shastri Memorial Award
The family members of Late Padmashri Prof. Ramnath Shastri , in the year 2014, instituted an annual literary award in the memory of Prof. Shastri, the doyen of Dogri. Prof. Ramnath Shastri Memorial Award is aimed at encouraging the new writers in Dogri, so it is given to the first published book of the author. The award carries a cheque for Rs. 21,000, a memento and a shawl. Five awards have been given so far. For details, please click here.
2. Kunwar Viyogi Awards
(i) Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskaar
Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust, in the year 2016 , instituted Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya Puraskaar , an annual literary award in the memory of renowned Dogri litterateur, editor, columnist and Sahitya Akademi Awardee Group Captain IAF (retired) Randhir Singh Jamwal, popularly known as ‘Kunwar Viyogi’ in literary circles. Sponsored by the Trust for the promotion of Dogri language and literature, the Award carries a cash amount of Rs. 11,000, a memento and a citation.
It is given to the best book in Dogri or translation of Dogri book in any recognised Indian language by a young Indian author whose age is below 42 years on 4th September of the year of the award. Three awards have been given so far. For details, please click here.
(ii) Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya-Kala Sammaan
Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya-Kala Sammaan is awarded to iconic cultural stalwarts whose contribution goes beyond great writing, creative art, music or theatre- in making Dogri alive, vibrant and available to the world.
Instituted by Kunwar Viyogi Memorial Trust in 2019, Kunwar Viyogi Sahitya-Kala Sammaan carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000, along with a medallion, shawl and a citation. The award is presented annually under the aegis of Dogri Sanstha Jammu.Two awards have been given so far. For details, please click here.
3. Dinu Bhai Pant Memorial Life time Achievement Award
Dinu Bhai Pant Memorial Trust, in the year 2017, instituted an annual literary award in the memory of renowned Dogri litterateur, Sh. Dinu Bhai ‘Pant’. It is a ‘Life Time Achievement Award’ and is bestowed upon a Dogri writer for his/her overall outstanding contribution to Dogri literature. The Award carries a cheque of Rs. 51,000, a medallion, a citation and a shawl. Two awards have been given so far. For details, please click here.