What is the Durga Shakti Excellence Award?
Durga Shakti Excellence Award, presented by the esteemed Cherry Book Awards, stands as a beacon of recognition and empowerment for exceptional women who have shattered glass ceilings in their respective fields. This prestigious accolade, powered by Digital Golgappa, celebrates and salutes the remarkable achievements of women who are making a profound impact in their domains, inspiring a brighter future for all.
Who is the winner of Durga Shakti Excellence Award?
As per the rules of Durga Shakti Excellence Award, only four winners were selected. The winners of Durga Shakti Excellence Award are:
- Usha Kiran Moodgal – Hindi Literature
- Mayaa SH – Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
- Manisha Jaiswal – Literature
- Vaishali Chhabra – Art
In this article, we will discuss about Usha Kiran Moodgal who was awarded the prestigious Durga Shakti Excellence Award for her outstanding contribution to Hindi Literature.
Dr. Usha Kiran Moodgal
Dr. Usha Kiran Moodgal is a distinguished Hindi poetess, researcher, and dancer, earning acclaim on both national and international fronts. She is the International Ambassador at Dawn Research and Development Council.
Her poetry compilation “Kavya Tulika” has gained extensive recognition and numerous accolades, complementing her participation in various collaborative anthologies. “Kavya Tulika” is a captivating first collection of poems by Moodgal, which pays homage to the esteemed tradition of Hindi literature. In this eloquent compilation, she skillfully crafts a tapestry of emotions, drawing inspiration from celebrated Hindi poets like Nirala, Jaishankar Prasad, Sumitranandan Pant, Mahadevi Verma, and others. The book takes readers on a literary journey, exploring profound themes while honouring the timeless classics of Hindi poetry. The poetic magnum opus delves deep into the realm of Hindi literature, offering readers a poetic experience enriched with cultural heritage. Moodgal’s verses evoke the philosophical narratives surrounding Krishna, the valiant Bhishma Pitamah, and the struggles and triumphs of women. Each poem encapsulates the essence of these literary traditions, embodying the spirit of the great poets who have paved the way for Hindi literature’s enduring legacy.
Academic diligence earned Usha Kiran Moodgal, post-graduate degrees in Hindi and History after her undergraduate pursuits. In 1987, she embarked on her marital journey with Ashok Moodgal.
A life enriched by literature and dance, Moodgal recieved the “Bharat Shree National Award”, “Dadasaheb Phalke ITV Award” and the “Honorary Gold Medal Award by DRDC Global” for her unswerving literary contributions. Notably, her book “Kavya Tulika” secured the “Sahitya Sthambh Puraskar 2023” and “Sahika India International Award” for “Best Poetry Book of the Year.”
Usha Kiran made multiple world records with her poem “शक्ति” (“Shakti” meaning power) and made it to the Inkzoid and Glorious Book of Records. Acknowledgements encompass the “Maharshi Valmiki Bharatiya Gaurav Samman 2023,” “Tagore Ratna Samman,” “Nazrul Sahitya Samman Laureate Award,” and the “Ishwar Chand Vidya Sagar Iconic Achievers Award.” Her poetry, including “निर्णय” and “ख़ामोशी,” published in collaborative editions, garners acclaim. International laurels include the “Asian Excellence Award 2023” as well as the “Helen Keller Global Iconic Women’s Award”.
Moodgal shares her creations on Instagram, @ushakirankavyanjali. Her works feature in newspapers, digital and media platforms, even gracing covers of magazines like Lidue, Sky Glamour and the Eagle Eye.