Dhahan Youth Award is sponsored by: Surrey, B.C. (November 17, 2023) - Eight British Columbia youth were presented with the Dhahan Youth Award for writing stories in Punjabi and English. They also received framed certificates, $500 cheques and
پنجابی ساہت لئی دُنیا دا سبھ توں معیاری انعام
The Dhahan Prize for Punjabi Literature celebrates the rich culture and transnational heritage of Punjabi literature and language. 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.
One winner prize of $25,000 CAD
Two finalist prizes of $10,000 CAD each
$6,000 CAD towards the transliteration of winning books into Gurmukhi or Shahmukhi
Winner and finalists from out of town receive airfare and accomodation to attend award ceremonies in Vancouver, B.C.