• Fourteen persons were given Bharatendu Harish Chandra Awards for 2009 and 2010. The awards were given in the categories of Journalism and Mass Communication, Women's Issues, Children's literature and National Integration. 

  • The Award was one of the key initiatives of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to promote original writing of books and manuscripts in Hindi language. 

  • For 2009 the first prize in the Journalism and Mass Communication category was awarded to Mr. Dilip Chandra Mandal for his manuscript Corporate, Loktantra aur Paid News. No one was awarded first prize for 2010 in this category.