Recipient for year 2008
Dr. Moti Prakash migrated to India in the wake of partition of the country, when he was 16, Uprooted from his native land and faced with grave economic problem. (10 members in the family)- he started his life humbly in a room in a chawl, with no financial assistance from any source. His small school going brothers even started earning to pay their school fees. It was a great struggle for bare survival.
In 1951, immediately after passing his S.S.C Examination from S.S.C Board, Poona, he tried for a job.
He took up teaching as a profession in 1951 and continued his studies side by side. His assignment was at the Sindh Cosmopolitan High School, Chembur, Bombay. After 3 years continuous service taking class V in the school, he joined the K.J.KHILNANI GROUP OF SCHOOLS (BORI BUNDER, DADAR, MAHIM) Bombay, where he continued upto February 15, 1977 in the following capacities:
Teacher from March 1954 to October 1968
Principal K.J.KHILNANI HIGH SCHOOL, DADAR, BOMBAY from June 1968 to
February 15, 1977)
JOINING THE INDIAN HIGH SCHOOL, DUBAI:
Dr. Prakash was appointed as the First Principal of the Indian High School in February 1977, when the school had 600 students on its rolls. The institution is one of the most sought after schools in the Gulf and is permanently affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi.
DR. PRAKASH retired as the Principal of the above school in 2000 and was promoted to the post of Rector of the Institution. He finally retired in April, 2002. At present he is associated with Indian Institute of Sindhology and S.H.N.Academy, Adipur as a Member of their Boards & Trust.
POSITIONS HELD IN VARIOUS ORGANISATIONS:
(A) LITERARY EDUCATIONAL ORGANISATIONS:
 Sindhi Sahit Mandal, Bombay, Secretary, Vice Chairman
 Founder Secretary, Sindhu Kala Mandir, Bombay
 Founder Secretary, Sindhu Kala Niketan, Bombay
 Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli and Sahitya Sabha, Secretary and Cultural Secretary
 Member, Advisory Committee for Promotion of Standard Literature in Sindhi.
(Ministry of Education, Government of India, 1975)
 Member, Maharashtra State Bureau of Text Book Production and Curriculum
Research, Pune. (Production of Text Books Class I to IX)
 Editor Text Books Class XI and XII [Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and
Higher Secondary Education, Pune]
 Founder, Council of CBSE Affiliated Schools in the Gulf-Secretary 1990-92),
 Convener, Sindhi Advisory Board, Sahitya Akademi (2003-07) Also member
General Council & Executive Board of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi.
 Attended 3-Day Conference on Indian Literature at New York (USA) convened by
Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, New York on 25th & 27th September, 2003.
(B) BOOKS AUTHORED:
 Aao Ta Choriyoon Chung Collection of Poems -1959.
 Andhero Ujjalo Novel - 1953
 Adabi Gul Essays - 1953
 Raat Hik Toofan Ji 3 Act Play
 Parde Agiyan Parde Puthiyan 3 Act Play
 Dil Jun Ghalhiyoon Reminiscences
 Dithe Deen Thiyam Reminiscences (Character Sketches)
 Se Sabh Sandhiyam Saah Sen Travelogue (Sahitya Akademi Award Winning
 Portrayal of woman in Sindhi Poetry Ph.D Thesis, University of Bomaby.
 Chining Vich Choley (Collection of poems) 1983
 Jeea Andar Jhatiyoon, (Collection of Column articles) 2004
 Tuhinjeea Galia Jun Galhriyoon (Collection of Poems 2006)
 Muhinjo Vas Vaka (Collection column articles) 2007
(C) BOOKS TRANSLATED
 Kalindi (Novel) by Trashanker Banerjee
 Adeena Tajiskatani Novel by SadaruddinEiny
 Kako Kaloo Translation of Three Men in a Boat, by Jerome K Jerome
 Under Secretary 3 Act Hindi Drama by Romesh Mehta.
(D) SCRIPTS AND DIALOGUES FOR FILMS:
 Raat Hik Toofan Ji (Story Lyrics Dialogues Screenplay)
 Naqli Shann (Dialogues)
 Anja Ta Ma Nandri Ahyan (Lyrics Dialogues)
(E) ASSOCIATION WITH ALL INDIA RADIO & FILMS DIVISION & Telefilms
 Associated with All India Radio, Bombay as Sindhi Programme Incharge from 1956
 Incharge, Sindhi News Unit All India Radio. New Delhi. (1967)
 Produced about 250 Plays and Features for All India Radio, Bombay.
 Commentator Films Division, Bombay (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting,
Government of India, on casual basis.)
 Acted in Telefilm Pahinja Parawa in a lead role.
Has written many screen plays and scripts for telefilms for Sindhi Sangat.
(F) AWARDS IN THE FIELD OF LITRATURE & EDUCATION
 Patriotic Lyrics Competition 1965, All India Radio, 1st Prize 1965
 Childrens Literature Award on book Gulran Ja Geet NCERT
(Ministry of Education, Government of India) 1975
 Award for outstanding contribution to Sindhi Literature (Cash Prize Rs. 20,000/-
with citation) Akhil Bharat Sindhi Boli and Sahitya Sabha (1988)
 Maharashtra Sindhi Sahitya Academy Award (Rs.10,000/-) (1988)
 February 1989 COVETED Sahitya Akademi Award 1988 Citation & Award
Rs. 25,000/-) on his book in Sindhi, entitled Se Sabh Saandyam Saah Sen.
 September 1989 Prestigious National Award for Teachers (1988). First award
given to any educationist outside India.
 Prof. Ram Panjwani Literary Award (Rs.5,000/-) 1989.
 Sahyog Foundation Award 2000
 Ishwaribai J. Buxani Award for contribution to Sindhi Literature 1999.
 Priyadarshni Literary Award Rs. 25000/- & a memento in Mumbai on 24-3-2004.
 Life Time Achievement Award by Sindhi Academy Delhi. (Rs. One Lac & citation) 2006.
 Best book of the Year Award 2006 Tuhinjia Galia Jun Galhriyoon (collection of
Poems) Rs. 51000 and Citation from National Council for Promotion of Sindhi
Language at Ahmedabad on 9th June, 2007.
 Uttam Award for contribution in the literature 2008
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