The Dhahan Prize is made possible through the generous support of friends, community organizations, corporate partners, and others who are committed to promoting and supporting Punjabi literature around the world. In addition to contributing to the annual prize, donations to the Dhahan Prize help support youth initiatives such as the Punjabi Short Story Contest for British Columbia high school students studying Punjabi, as well as the important work of translating the winning books into English so that they can be shared on a global scale. Through these activities the Dhahan Prize seeks to increase readership and inspire new Punjabi literary creations all around the world.

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The Dhahan Prize seeks sponsors to enable us to offer the best events and activities. Each year, we seek partners to sponsor the prize gala and reading. The Dhahan Prize is committed to building mutually beneficial relationships with sponsors in order to best promote the Prize and the sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring the Dhahan Prize activities, please contact us for a sponsorship package.

Past sponsors include:

Dhahan Sponsors

The Dhahan Prize is presented by Canada India Education Society.

The Dhahan Prize celebrates the rich culture and transnational heritage of Punjabi literature. The prize aims to promote the growth of Punjabi language globally, as well as encourage new, emerging and established writers working in the two Punjabi scripts, Gurmukhi and Shahmukhi.

Modern Punjabi literature is transnational in scope and, at the same time, embedded in the rich cultural and literary traditions of Punjab. Punjabi literature expresses the unique cultural ethos of this global community, describing the social, cultural, and political lives of Punjabis in South Asia and around the world.

Support the Dhahan Prize. Sponsors will have opportunities to engage with a community that has a significant impact on global economies. There are several sponsorship packages available for corporate, small business, and media partners.

For more information, please contact:
Carolyn Treger, Prize Manager
+1 604 831 6831

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