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UP CM Akhilesh Yadav honours 71 prominent personalities with Yash Bharti

Besides citation and shawl, cash prizes of Rs 11 lakhs were given to all the awardees. They will also receive monthly pension to the tune of Rs 50,000 throughout the life. The Yash Bharti award was instituted in 1994 by the then CM Mulayam Singh Yadav but was m discontinued between 2007 and 2012 by Mayawati. The new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima DwivediBy Arnima Dwivedi

Published on 27 Oct 2016 8:24 AM GMT

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav honours 71 prominent personalities with Yash Bharti
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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday honoured 71 prominent personalities including journalists with the prestigious Yash Bharti award. Among the recipients were senior journalist Yogesh Mishra, actor Naseeruddin Shah, Cricketer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Paytm CEO Vijay Shekhar Sharma.

The award is given annually by the Culture Department of the state to encourage journalists and non-journalists in different fields including art and culture.

Also Read: Naseeruddin, Bhuvneshwar, Yogesh Mishra among the Yash Bharti awardees in UP

Besides citation and shawl, cash prizes of Rs 11 lakhs were given to all the awardees. They will also receive monthly pension to the tune of Rs 50,000.

The Yash Bharti award was instituted in 1994 by the then CM Mulayam Singh Yadav but was discontinued between 2007 and 2012 by Mayawati. The new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has re-introduced it.

Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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