The organizers of the Godyo Podyo Probondho literary festival in Kolkata have announced the name of Sonnet Mondal as the recipient of their Godyo Podyo Probondho Samman 2023 award for excellence in poetry. The honor will be conferred on Sonnet at their annual literary festival to be held from September 1st to September 3rd, 2023. Prominent Hindi poet Tushar Dhawal Singh and multilingual poet and writer Sarabjeet Garcha will also receive the Godyo Podyo Probondho Samman 2023 at the festival.
Sonnet Mondal’s journey as a poet has been one of exploration and self-discovery. Hailing from a small town in West Bengal, his early exposure to literature sparked a passion that would eventually shape his life’s work. Over the years, Mondal’s poetry has evolved, reflecting his personal growth and the changing world around him. His verses often delve into the nuances of the human experience, offering readers a glimpse into his own reflections and observations.
Literature has the incredible ability to transcend boundaries and connect people on a profound level. The festival, which will run at the beginning of September, will witness the participation of poets from various languages from all over the country. The festival carries on its work of creating a meeting point for voices from all over India in the city of Kolkata every year. The festival is organized by Saptarshi Prakashan, Kolkata, and is supported by the Rotary Club of Kolkata.