Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government has conferred J&K Govt Awards 2023 in different fields to several personalities from Jammu and Kashmir.
Deepak Kumar (Posthumously), son of Rajinder Kumar of Dhangri, Rajouri and SarojBala, wife of Late Rajinder Kumar of Dhangri, Rajouri have been awarded for Achievements in the field of Bravery.
Dhian Singh (Writer), Rajeshwar Singh Raju (Hindi/Dogri writer), Dr NeelamSarin (Hindi/Dogri writer) GhulamNabiHaleem (Kashmiri author) and NisarRahi( Pahari writer) have been selected for the Award for Achievements in the field of Literature.
Daily Excelsior Special Correspondent NishikantKhajuria; Tejinder Singh, Editor News18; SominderKoul, Bureau Chief ANI and EmmadMakdoomi from Greater Kashmir are conferred with the awards of Outstanding Media Persons.
Cricketer Umran Malik, Footballer IshanPandita, Tennis player AnkitaRaina, Inshah Bashir (Basketball-Wheel Chair player), Ayeera Hassan Chisti (Wushu), SohamKamotra (Chess), Rahul Jangral (Mountaineering), MuskanRana (Gymnastics), KritarthiKotwal (Fencing) and MannatChoudhary (Volley ball) are among those selected for Award for Outstanding Sports Persons.
In the category of Performing Arts, VidyutJamwal (Film actor), AdityaDhar (Director), Mir Sarwar (Film Actor) and Noor Mohammad ( Kashmiri Folk Singer ) have been selected for the Government Award.
Sculptor RavinderJamwal has been awarded for Excellence in Arts & crafts while RavinderPandita (Save Sharda Committee) has been awarded for Social Reforms & Empowerment.
Award for Lifetime Achievements has gone to Bashir Bhaderwahi (Kashmiri/Urdu writer), Ustad Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh (Kashmiri Sufi classical Maestro) Vijay Kumar Sambyal (Indian classical Maestro) and Ramesh Hangloo (Founder/Director, Radio Sharda).
Award for Meritorious Public Service has gone to Finance Department, General Administration Department, PW(R&B) Department, Revenue Department, Information Technology Department, Department of Forest, Ecology & Environment; Tourism Department; Food Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs Dept; J&K Public Service Commission; J&K Sports Council; District Administration, Shopian; District Administration, Kupwara; District Administration Ganderbal; District Administration, Pulwama; District Administration, Jammu; District Administration Udhampur; District Administration, Doda and District Administration, Dooru-Verinag.
The Award carries a cash award, a Medal and a citation to each awardee.
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