Vice President confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship
Vice President confers Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, Sangeet Natak Awards for 2018 & National Awards of Lalit Kala Akademi to artists
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu today conferred the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship and Sangeet Natak Awards for the year 2018 and National Awards of Lalit Kala Akademi to eminent artists at a special function held in New Delhi today.
Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship was given to four artists while 40 others were honoured with Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards. Lalit Kala Akademi Awards were given 23 personalities including three fellows.
The four fellows, who have been awarded with Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowship, are Tabla maestro Zakir Hussain, Jatin Goswami, Dr. Sonal Mansingh and Thiruvidaimarudur Kuppiah Kalyanasundaram. They have been honoured for their eminent contribution in the field of the Performing Arts.
The Lalit Kala Akademi has awarded the prestigious Fellowships to three outstanding artists Himmat Shah, Jyoti Bhatt, and Shyam Sharma. Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy was also present on the occasion.
Sangeet Natak Akademi has also organised a festival of Performing Arts from today which is being held at Kamani Auditorium and Meghdoot Complex, Rabindra Bhavan in New Delhi till 19th of this month. The festival of Performing Arts showcasing the Akademi awardees will continue for a period of 11 days bringing to the audience a delectable range of performances from across the length and breadth of the country and ranging over a wide spectrum of genres such as music, dance, drama, folk and tribal and allied arts and puppetry..
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