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The Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has been awarded the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award yesterday, on November 21, 2020.

The Vatayan award has been given to Pokhriyal for his excellent contribution to the literary works of India.

While receiving the Vatayan Lifetime Achievement Award, Nishank said “I dedicate this award to all the citizens of my nation. I feel honored to receive this award.”

The education minister has been a recipient of many respected awards in the field of literature and administration including the Sahitya Bharati Award by the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Sahitya Gaurav Samman by Former President APJ Abdul Kalam, among others.

Ramesh Pokhriyal has written more than 75 books on varied fields. Many of his books have also been translated into many national and foreign languages.

The award has been conferred to the Education minister through a virtual ceremony. The renowned writer and director of the Nehru center-- Amish Tripathi was present as the special guest on the occasion.

Mira Kaushik, Chairman Vatayan Kavi Anil Sharma Joshi, Vice Chairman Central Hindi Board, Agra; and Aditi Maheshwari, Executive Director Vani Prakashan were also present at the online award distribution ceremony.

The Vatayan International Awards are presented by the Vatayan-UK organization in London to honor poets, writers, and artists for their works in the respective fields.

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