Vanmali Srijan Peeth is inspired by the writing journey of Vanmali Ji, an honorary undertaking designed to encourage litterateurs.

Based on the basic premise that rural and tribal creators should get the same exposure as urban creators, the undertaking hosts gatherings, discussions and other literary discourses.

Vanmali Katha Samman

The ‘Vanmali Katha Samman’ is an award established to recognize and celebrate fiction literature that reflects democratic and human values in today’s narrative landscape. This award is dedicated to the memory of a storyteller(Shri Jagganath Prasad Choubey ji) who dedicated his life to upholding these values through literature and actions. The recipient of the award is chosen based on their contributions to Hindi language story and novel literature over a two-year period.

In 1962, Dr. S. Radhakrishnan, the former President of India, honored the renowned educationist, thinker & storyteller, Jagannath Prasad Choubey ‘Vanamali Ji,’ for his outstanding contributions to education.(Picture – 1962 felicitation ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan)”

Vanmali Srijan Peeth

Vanmali Srijan Peeths are currently active in Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Bilaspur (Chhattisgarh), Delhi, Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh), Vaishali (Bihar), Hazaribagh (Jharkhand), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) with the concept of establishing Vanmali Srijan Peeths across India. have been established.

Vanmali Srijan Kendra

167 kendras are currently functional across India, promoting art, literature, culture and social concerns in remote areas, villages and towns.

Centres have been established in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Maharashtra, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh among others.

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