Bharat Award Judges


First Bharat Award Juries - 2014
 


DR. RAM SHARMA
MEERUT, UTTARPRADESH, INDIA

Dr. Ram Sharma is an accomplished poet and writer both in English and Hindi in the field of literature. He has added many feathers to his cap. He did his doctorate on ` Post-Modernist Trends in Indian Novels in English: A Study of Anita Desai, Arun Joshi, Amitav Ghosh and Vikram Seth…He is a renowned poet, critic, reviewer and translator. His poetry is indeed of very high order which is read throughout the world. He has several research papers , articles, poems and reviews published in esteemed journals , magazines and newspapers of India and abroad including Poets International [ Bangalore] , Bizz Buzz[ Mysore], Rock Pebbles[ Orissa],Contemporary Vibes[ Chandigarh]Skylark[ Aligarh]Shine[ Tamilnadu] Poetcrit[ Himachal Pradesh]Indian Book Chronicle [ Jaipur], The Vedic Path[ Haridwar] Metverse Muse[ Vishakhapattnam], Young Poet[ Tamilnadu]Poetry Today[Kolkata] Storm [Kolkata]Samvedna[ Mangalore]Pegasus[Agra] Hyphen[ Shimla]IJPCL[Kerala], Indo-Asian Literature[New Delhi]Replica[Cuttack],Bridge-In-Making[Kolkata]Cyber Literature[Patna] Points of View[Ghaziabad],Kohinoor[Bihar],Voice of Kolkata[ Kolkata],Re-Markings[Agra]


Besides this his works has appeared in such web journals like Muse India,Boloji.com, Literary India, Neo-poet,Academic India, IndianEnglish LiteratureForum, Impressions Online Journal,Creative Saplings .His poems are showing presence in foreign e-journals like Poems-hunter.com,Voices-net.com,Coffe-connection.com,Autumn Leaves,The Houston Literary Review,Asian-American poetry.com, PoetrySketch Book etc. He has to his credit two poetry volumes Muse[2002] and Serene Moments[2008],POETS FOR WORLD PEACE VOL 1 &2 [2010] , A STRING OF WORDS [2010], ANTHOLOGIES1[ 2011]
At present he is working as a senior lecturer in English in J.V.P.G. College, Baraut, Baghpat, U.P., India




RAJENDRA K. PADHI

ODISHA, INDIA

at present working as lecturer in the Department of English in Women’s College, Bargarh, Odisha has already published four volumes of poetry- THE LIVING TOUCH, O EARTH! by Alpha publications, New Delhi, SONGS OF VOID and SUNYATARA PRIYATAMA in Odiya in bilingual edition. THE DARK HOURS is his first English novel. His articles on education and literature in English and Oriya have been widely appreciated. Articles like “Inquest of True Education”, “Lyric poetry of western odisha” “Regional literature – an overview”, “Going off the track”, “Frankenstein Monster”, “where are we?”, “Women’s Colleges – A New Thrush” and many more have received high acclamation. He was born at padampur in the district of Bargarh, Odisha in 1963.

 



VIHANG A. NAIK

AHAMEDABAD, GUJARAT

was born in Surat, Gujarat on September 2, 1969. He is India s contemporary poet writing in English. His poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies along with some significant e-publications. Four collections of his poetry have been published: Poetry Manifesto: New & Selected Poems, Making A Poem , City Times and Other Poems . His Gujarati collection of poems include Jeevangeet (Gujarati Language Poetry ) in 2001, dedicated to the cause of victims of Gujarat Earthquake of January 26, 2001. He also translates poetry written in the Gujarati language into English, including his own Gujarati language poems.He is educated from The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda with English Literature, Indian Literature in English Translation and Philosophy. From Surat, he moved to Baroda, Ahmadabad and other cities out of Gujarat. His travels gave him unique insight into life and humanity and in “City Times and Other Poems” which fetched “Michel Madhusudan Prize” besides his other poetry collections he shares these observations in the brilliant medium of poetry. He took teaching as a profession serving in colleges since 1996 in Gujarat. He lives and works in Gujarat, India.

Second Bharat Award Juries - 2015
 


SWAPNA BEHERA
ODISHA, INDIA

was born in 1955 in Odisha. She was a teacher in Montfort School Dhenkanal from 1984 to 1995, in Kendriya Vidyalayas of Anugul ,FCI Talcher , NTPC Kaniha and Balasore from  1995 to 2015 .

She had an  Outstanding record as a teacher and received the APPRECIATION letter  from the Assistant Commissioner of Bhubaneswar RO ,KVS in 2007 for giving Excellent Result.

She was the Yuva Jagat Artist of All India Radio Cuttack in 1971

She had penned a Short Story Book  "BATIKHUNTA O MU"

Her Short Stories are published in Sucharita, Jugashree Juganari and PravatiTara .

Her articles are published in  daily News Paper PRAMEYA , PRAJATANTRA

Her short story is translated in HIndi and published in CHANAKYA from Lucknow

Her Short story was selected from Regional Languages ,translated in Hindi and published in VEENA from Indore.

She is trained on Substance Abuse Prevention Education Programmes from Nagaland and associated in the same

She is trained on School Audio Visual Programmes and submitted scripts.
She was the Resource Person in Jyoti Vihar ,Sambalpur University in the Post Beijing workshop on Women Health, Education and Rights and presented a paper

She was the Resource Person in the Lok Mahotsav in Sambalpur and presented a paper on the Indigenous Knowledge of the people of Western Odisha

She has received the PRAVATITARA PRATIBHA SAMMAN by Utkal Christian Sahitya Parishad.







CHRYSSA VELISSARIOU

GREECE

Professor of Physics, specialized in Space Physics, candidate Doctor in Education.  Prized by the Ministry of Education in Greece. Elected in the Municipality of  her hometown.

Published in Greek and English in over 20 Anthologies, internet magazines and two personal books. Activist for Peace.

World Poetry Canada and International Ambassador to Greece 2014-2016 for Peace, host in Greece of Poetathon in 2013 and of Peaceathon in 2015. 100TPC events’ organizer. Host in Greece of the International Beat Poetry Festival 2015.

More than 3000 poems on her blogs.

http://velissariou11.blogspot.gr

http://apolesthin.blogspot.gr

https://www.facebook.com/momentaaurantia

She also writes in French and German.






ANNIE CHRISTOPHER

UNITED KINGDOM

Miss Annie Christopher has worked in the entertainment world since a very early age with her first solo performance in Church at the age of 3 stood on a box. She won a prize for poetry at the age of 9 with an inter-schools competition with a poem entitled "Going on a Train Journey" As a Professional Entertainer from the age of 14, she is most famous for her time as a recording artist for MGM with local based Folk Group "Sinnermen and Sara" Annie worked as a Teacher of music for 10 years at Winton Boys' School and at the same time teaching for Adult Education. As a founder member of Wessex Variety Branch - Equity Annie helped run the branch for over 30 years, achieving the position of first woman Chair to the branch. In November 2014 she became the Winner of the "1st Bharat Award International for Literature- Short Story Competition for her story "Partners in Crime" In December 2014 her poem "Scar on the Heart" was accepted for publication in the British Heart Foundation Magazine.


She is the Author of Poetry collection
"from the Still of the Night" published by xpresspublications.com India

THIRD BHARAT AWARD JURIES - 2017





ROBERT FRENCH

AUSTRALIA

Robert French – Published poet, unpublished writer, philosopher, and community worker. Avid sportsman has played a variety of sports including Hockey, Soccer, Cricket, Aussie Rules football, Tennis and has coached Soccer and Cricket for over 22 years .Born in Australia, Robert has an abundance of reflections on his Facebook page and is in the process of collating and publishing his many Life reflections.


About Bharat Award

I would like to thank Gopakumar Radhakrishnan ji for the invitation to judge the 2016 contest and was greatly honoured in doing so and was amazed at the standard of writing. I found the contest to be very organized and transparent to a high level, its professionalism was above reproach.




MOINAK DUTTA

WEST BENGAL, INDIA

has done his Masters in English Literature and has done his B.Ed.  He lives in Kolkata. Born on 5th September, 1977 to an immigrant family, he has been writing poems and stories from school days.Done postgraduation in English. Presently engaged as a teacher of English.

Many of his poems and stories are published in national and international anthologies and magazines.Written reviews of books and fictions, one on Upanisads can be found at www.blogapenguinindiaclassic.blogspot.com.His first work, a novella 'Pestilence' was published way back in 2009. His second work, a full length  literary fiction "Online@Offline" was published in 2014 by Lifi Publications. He blogs regularly at www.theboatsong.blogspot.com. Interested in photography, films and music. 

email :moinakdutta@yahoo.co.in


About Bharat Award

Being a jury member of The prestigious Bharat Award has been itself a rare privilege and opportunity bestowed upon me by Xpress Publications and Mr Gopakumar Radhakrishnan. While I embarked upon the work I was amazed and thrilled by the quality of entries we received. Most of the stories were wonderful to say the least. Each had its own flavour.

As a jury member I found it a great opportunity to read stories coming from different parts of India and abroad. As stories they were gems and at one point it had been really very difficult to choose the best three. The competition had been tough. We juries had trying time too. But we were all very pleased to find such a beautiful array of tales and stories.

The Bharat Award has already turned into an institution by itself. I consider myself honoured to be a part of such an award.




Lily Asa Elizabeth

Sweden