The 22nd Annual award Presentation Ceremony of SAHITYA BHARATI SAMMAN 2017 was held on 19th March 2017 at 6.30pm at Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack
Dr Ratnakar Chaini, eminent litterateur was felicitated with the SAHITYA BHARATI SAMMAN for his outstanding contribution to Odia Literature. The prize includes a silver emblem of the Konark Sun Temple and a cash prize of Rs One Lakh
Eminent vocalist and playback singer Sri Pranab Kishor Pattanaik was conferred with SHRI GANGADHAR RATH SMARAKI SAMMAN for his contribution in the field of Music.
The BHANUJI RAO SMARAKI PURASKAR was awarded to noted poet Shri Saroj Ranjan Mohanty.
BINAPANI MOHANTY KATHA SAHITYA PURASKAR was awarded to Kathakar Smt. Golap Manjari Kar.
The SUBRAT RATH SMARAKI PURASKAR of Rupees Ten Thousand each was awarded to Kathakar Smt. Kamala Sathpathy and Poet Shri Sushant Kumar Nayak.
The awards were presented by Shri Harihar Mishra, President of Odisha Sahitya Akademi on Sunday, the 19th of March 2017 at 06:30 PM at Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack
Shri Niranjan Padhi graced the occasion as tbe Chief Speaker and Trustee, Dr Jayant Rath presided over the function.