Swami Atmapriyananda, the vice-chancellor of Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, hands over Ananda Puraskar 1420 to Arindam Chakrabarti for his work Bhaatkaporer Bhabna Ebong Koyekti Aatpoure Darshanik Prayas at The Oberoi Grand on Poila Baisakh evening. Chakrabarti is a professor of philosophy at the University of Hawaii. Swami Atmapriyananda presided over the event. Also on the dais were academician Swapan Chakravorty, who read out the award citation, and Aveek Sarkar, chief editor of the ABP Group.
“You are one of those rare writers who has excelled in the study of philosophy at the international level and expressed thoughts through exceptional Bengali prose…. You have been continuously building bridges between western philosophy and Indian learning…. The Ananda Puraskar 1420 is being conferred on you for your unique contribution to Bengali literature and philosophy in Bhaatkaporer Bhabna Ebong Koyekti Aatpoure Darshanik Prayas,” Chakravorty read out from the citation.