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Author Birbal Jha awarded for cultural campaign

Sunday - September 17, 2017 8:00 pm , Category : ART & LITERATURE

New Delhi Sep 17 (IANS) Author and entrepreneur Birbal Jha has been given the Paag Man award by Mithila Darpan a Mumbai-based organisation for his work on "advancing the cause of Mithila culture".



Jha spearheaded Save the Paag Campaign as part of "propagating and safeguarding Mithila culture through Paag (turban)" the age-old cultural symbol of the region said a release.

Jha who has written several books on self-help and English language has played an important role in transforming lives of around 30 000 Mahadalits (the poorest of the poor) through collaboration with Bihar Mahadalit Vikas Mission.

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