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The Yuva Puraskar (Hindi: युवा पुरस्कार), also known as Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar, is a literary honor in India which Sahitya Akademi, India's National Academy of Letters, annually confers on young writers of outstanding works in one of the twenty-four major Indian languages. Instituted in 2011, the Yuva Puraskar recognises young writers under the age of 35 years, with the aim to encourage and promote young writers. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and an engraved copper plaque.[1]

Yuva Puraskar
Civilian award for contributions to Literature
Yuva Puraskar copper plaque.jpg
Awarded forLiterary award in India
Sponsored bySahitya Akademi, Government of India
Reward(s) 50,000
First awarded2011
Last awarded2019
Total awarded9
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  1. ^ "Some Sahitya Yuva Puraskar awardees 'condemn' intolerance". timesofindia-economictimes. 2015-11-19. Retrieved 2016-05-05.