IMPHAL, July 27: Sahitya Thoupang Lup, Imphal has instituted two awards, namely Leirikamacha International Award and Thiyam Ibochoubi National Award for Manipuri writers who write extensively to promote the language, literature, art and culture of the state.
A release of the association stated that Leirikmacha award will be given to any Manipuri writer residing anywhere in the world who writes for the promotion of the language, literature, art and culture of the state. This award carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,000 and citation and it will be presented after every two years beginning from this year.
Thiyam Ibochoubi award will also be awarded to those writers who write for the promotion of language, literature, art and culture. This award of Rs. 10,000 will be presented after every two years beginning from 2012.