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VICE-PRESIDENT OF INDIA TO CONFER SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AMRIT AWARDS TOMORROW

84 ARTISTS IN THE FIELD OF PERFORMING ARTS TO BE AWARDED

FESTIVAL OF PERFORMING ARTS FEATURING RECIPIENTS OF SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI AMRIT AWARDS TO BE HELD FROM 16TH TO 20TH SEPTEMBER AT SANGEET NATAK AKADEMI

Posted On: 15 SEP 2023 5:27PM by PIB Delhi

The Vice-President of India, Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar will present the one-time Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards on the occasion of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav to 84 artists from the field of performing arts of India who are above the age of 75 years and haven’t been accorded any national honour in their career so far.  

Addressing a press conference today Chairman of Sangeet Natak Akademi Dr. Sandhya Purecha said that Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards is a national honour bestowed on performing artists as well as teachers and scholars in the field of performing arts. The recipients are selected by the Akademi’s General Council, consisting of distinguished musicians, dancers, theatre artists and scholars in these disciplines and nominees of the Government of India, States Governments, and Union Territories. She further informed that the honour carries a purse money of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards will be conferred by the Vice-President of India in a special ceremony tomorrow i.e., 16th September 2023 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi in the presence of Minister of Law and Justice (Independent Charge) and Minister of State for Culture and Parliamentary Affairs Shri Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State for Culture and External Affairs Smt. Meenakashi Lekhi.

The award ceremony will be followed by the festival of performing arts featuring the recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards from 16th to 20th September 2023 at 6 p.m. daily at Meghdoot Complex, Sangeet Natak Akademi, 35, Feroze Shah Road, New Delhi.

Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Culture Ms. Uma Nanduri, Vice Chairman, Sangeet Natak Akademi Shri Joravarsinh Jadav and Secretary Shri Raju Das were also present during the press conference.

Link for the List of recipients of Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards is given below:

 Amrit Award Citation 2023 (1).pdf

 State wise list of Amrit Awardees (3).pdf

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