What a stupendous win this is for us, the first time ever in the Award’s history that a picture book has won the Children’s category. Author Richa Jha and Illustrator Sumanta Dey jointly won the much-coveted Jury Award for Children’s Writing.
Our team is still savouring the beautifully worded citation by the Jury. Namita Gokhale, Deepak Dalal, Meenakshi Reddy Madhavan as we extend our warmest gratitude. Crossword Bookstores Ltd., thank you for this memorable evening. The mood at the Kemps Corner Crossoword was electrifying.
Our heartiest congratulations to the brilliant shortlisted authors Siddhartha Sarma, Bijal Vachhrajani, Venita Coelho and Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar.
Here are some winning moments from the evening: