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Cuttack Girl wins Pratilipi Literature Prize for writing stories in Odia

Cutoff: Bringing laurels to Odisha, a talented young girl from the silver town of Odisha won the Pratilipi Literature Prize for writing 60 Odia stories in 60 consecutive days without any failure.

Meet 17-year-old Jayshree Sahu who won the Pratilipi Prize. A +3 Science student at Shailabala Women’s Autonomous College in Cuttack, she wrote and published stories daily for 2 months.

According to the prize rules, the topic of a certain day is announced at midnight and the contestant must then write a story on that topic and post it by tapping on their cell phone.

Jayshree has written about contemporary society which has so far gained huge tastes and was inspired by the comments readers have posted. The award is organized in different phases throughout the year. She was declared the winner on December 1.

As well as being a young man of letters, Jayshree is also a deserving student. She got a government and private scholarship in lieu of her talent. That aside, she’s also won prizes in essay writing, drawing, and flute competitions.

Pratilipi is an Indian online audio book and self-publishing portal. It offers content in twelve languages: Hindi, Urdu, English, Gujarati, Bengali, Marathi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Punjabi and Odia.

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