NOTED writer and scholar Acharya Sohanlal Ramrang was felicitated with 24th Dr Hedgewar Pragya Samman in Kolkata on April 21. The Puraskar, which consists of cash of Rs 51,000, coconut, shawl, a citation and a memento, was presented by the BJP national vice-president Shri Balbir Punj. The Puraskar was presented by Shree Burrabazar Kumarsabha Pustakalaya. Poorva Kshetra Sanghachalak Shri Ranendranath Bandopadhyaya was also present on the occasion.
Presenting the Samman Shri Balbir Punj said secularism and democracy survive in the country only because of Sanatan Hindu culture. He said both these are safe until Hindus are united.
Receiving the Samman, Acharya Sohanlal Ramrang said the Samman would grant him new energy. He said Dr Hedgewar reawakened the Hindu way of life and presented the Hindutva in new form. He said the nation which forgets its past, loses its identity. He stressed the need that the writers should write a meaningful literature.
Presiding over the function Prof Taghagat Roy praised the literary and social activities of the Pustakalaya and stressed the need that it should act as a bridge between the Hindu and Bangla literature.