Kalinga Literary Festival is the most distinguished literary festival of Odisha .More than 500 writers, artists and enthusiastic audiences were present to witness the mesmerizing performance of litterateurs around the globe. There were dedicated sessions on youth, mythology,women, transgender, cinema etc. Few awards were in literature were conferred in different categories such as Kalinga Sahitya Samman, Kalinga International Literary Award, Kalinga Karubaki literary award , Kalinga Literary Youth award .I was lucky enough to bag the prestigious Kalinga Literary Youth Award 2018 . I specially thank Mr Rashmi Ranjan Parida , founder -director of KLF , Mr Debashis Samantray and Mr Kamalakant Dash , co-directotors of KLF and other organizers , volunteers, literary masses for creating such a platform to inspire the litterateurs and glorifying the literature.And finally I thank my friends who made me the poet I am. I dedicated this award to such lovely friends of mine.I have attached a news article from an odia daily , the Dharitri for reference.