In an attempt to nurture and promote the literary heritage of Bangladesh and foster a passion for good literature among the youth, the HSBC bank and monthly literary periodical Kali O Kalam have been honouring young authors and poets with awards since 2008.
Like every year, in 2013 HSBC-Kali O Kalam will be honouring the young poets and authors with awards from five categories. The winners in each category will receive a monetary prize of taka one lakh.
On 9 october 2013, at a press conference held at the Bengal gallery, the rules and regulations for the HSBC-Kali O Kalam Young Poets and Writers Awards 2013 were released. CEO of HSBC-Bangladesh Andrew Tilke, the country head of communications at HSBC-Bangladesh Talukdar Noman Anwar , Member of the editorial Board of Kali O Kalam Luva Nahid Choudhury and Editor for Kali O Kalam Abul Hasnat spoke at the press conference.
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