Update: 16 February, 2019 17:58 PM
India to honour \'Chhayanaut\' with Tagore Award

India to honour \'Chhayanaut\' with Tagore Award

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India has selected Bangladesh’s leading cultural group Chhayanaut for its state-sponsored prestigious “Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony”, an official statement said today.

It said Indian President Ram Nath Kovind would hand over the award at a ceremony on Monday to Chhayanaut for the year 2015 for its outstanding contribution for promoting values of cultural harmony at the Pravasi Bhartiya Kendra in New Delhi.

Chhayanaut was established in 1961 to promote and nurture the cultural and musical heritage of Bengal amid an adverse political environment while it stages every year a big programme to celebrate the Pahela Boishakh.

Octogenerian Rajkumar Singhajit Sing, a leading exponent, choreographer and Indian classical dance guru and nonagenarian Indian sculptor Ram Sutar Vanji are two others to receive the honour for the year 2014 and 2016 at the same ceremony for their contribution for promoting values of cultural harmony as well.

India instituted the Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony in 2012, in recognition of Gurudev’s contribution to humanity at large with his works and ideas, coinciding with his 150th birth anniversary.

Individuals, associations, institutions or organizations are conferred annually with the award for their outstanding contribution towards promoting values of cultural harmony while it carried an amount of one crore Indian rupee, a citation in a scroll, a plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft item.

Indian Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar and Maestro Zubin Mehta were the first two recipients of the award in 2012 and 2013.

সম্পাদক : ইমদাদুল হক মিলন,
নির্বাহী সম্পাদক : মোস্তফা কামাল,
ইস্ট ওয়েস্ট মিডিয়া গ্রুপ লিমিটেডের পক্ষে ময়নাল হোসেন চৌধুরী কর্তৃক প্লট-৩৭১/এ, ব্লক-ডি, বসুন্ধরা, বারিধারা থেকে প্রকাশিত এবং প্লট-সি/৫২, ব্লক-কে, বসুন্ধরা, খিলক্ষেত, বাড্ডা, ঢাকা-১২২৯ থেকে মুদ্রিত।
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