Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari presented the 22nd 'Moortidevi Award' for the year 2008 to eminent Hindi writer and thinker Dr. Raghuvansh for his outstanding work "Paschimi Bhautik Samskriti Ka Utthan Aur Patan" at a function here today.
Congratulating Dr. Raghuvansh for his outstanding contribution to Hindi literature, Vice President Ansari said that he is a down-to-earth person and has written high-class contemporary literature.
"He is an outstanding public intellectual of our times," he added.
The award has been instituted by Bhartiya Jnanpith in the year 1983 and is given annually for any thought provoking literature, which depicts Indian philosophy and culture.
The award constitutes a cash prize of Rs. two lakh and a momento alongwith a citation. (ANI)