REC Limited, the Navratna power sector financier, presented the REC-VoW awards to authors for literary excellence on November 25 at the Valley of Word (VoW) Literature and Arts festival in Dehradun.The REC-VoW awards were given in four categories. The award for the best English fiction book was presented to Jerry Pinto’s ‘Murder in Mahim’ while that for the best English non-fiction went to Rajiv Dogra for ‘Durand’s Curse: A line across the pathan heart’. Kamal Kishore Goyanka received the award for the best Hindi non-fiction book for ‘Premchand Ki Kahani Yatra Aur Bhartiyata’. Gillian Wright was awarded for her book ‘Mishti, the Mirzapuri Labrador: urf Mishti ke Karname’ in the writings for Children/Young Adults category. The awards were presented to the recipients by Dr P V Ramesh, Chairman and Managing Director, REC. Also Read – Add new books to your shelf”While REC has been playing a key role in illuminating lives through financing and development in the power sector, presenting these awards gives us an opportunity to be engaged in the illumination of the minds.”, says Dr Ramesh The REC-VoW awards had received 200 entries in different categories. Almost all the major publishers in Hindi and English sent in books published in the calendar year 2017 for the consideration of the REC-VoW awards. The second edition of the Valley of Words festival was held in Dehradun from 23-25 November, and featured over 200 authors in over sixty sessions, including 27 book launches, conversations, debates, poetry readings, and exhibitions, besides cultural programs and curated walks.