Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS), which had organised a short-story writing competition last month announced the winners.
There was an encouraging response to the competition and within a span of 20 days we had received 98 entries in various languages, and a three-panel jury comprising of city-based noted author Khushwant Singh, writer and journalist Nirupama Dutt, and author and educationist Neel Kamal Puri, evaluated the entries and selected the winners, who will be recognized and awarded at a public function soon, informed Sumita Misra, President of CLS.
Dinker Vashisht has won the first prize for his story ‘August Rose’, while Nayantara Singh’s “The Last Tsar”, and Suneet Kheterpal’s untitled story won the second and third prize respectively.
The jury also selected Nayan Jain’s ‘Encounters’, Kailash Srinivasan for ‘Super Khan’, and Pankaj Sharma ‘Goodwill Hunting’ for special consolation prizes.
CLS would be holding such literary competitions regularly to encourage young writers to share their creativity, informed Ms Misra.