Manorama Jafa gets Japan's highest civilian honour


Nov 6, 2016/ Children’s literature specialist and acclaimed author Manorama Jafa has been conferred Order of the Rising Sun, the highest civilian award by Imperial Majesty of Japan for her distinguished achievements.
Embassy of Japan here through a letter by Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida congratulated Ms Jafa on her selection for the honour.
Ms Jafa has joined the league of chosen few Indians, including former Prime Minister and economist Dr Manmohan Singh, Dr Venkataraman Krishnamurthy, a Cambridge scientist, former Union Minister N K Singh and famous as Metro Man E Sreedaran, who had been awarded Order of the Rising Sun.
More than an author of children’s books, Ms Jafa is an academician and a practitioner on the science and art of children’s literature.
For over four decades, she carved a trajectory on promoting creative writing for children, using children’s literature for tools to counter trauma as during Tsunami.