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Eight from state named for Sangeet Natak awards
Source: Chronicle News Service

Imphal, February 28 2024: The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi, the National Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama, New Delhi, has announced recipients of the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the year 2022 and 2023 with eight from Manipur figuring among winners of the prestigious awards.

Among winners of the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for the year 2022 are Sapam Kullabi Singh (Other Major Traditions of Music -Nata Pung), S Noyonshakhi Devi (Manipuri dance), Yumnam Sadananda Singh (Mime theatre), and Chingtham Ranjeet Khuman (Thang Ta).

Additionally, Urmika Maibam (Manipuri dance) and Moirangthem Kendra Singh (Nata Sankirtana) have been selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the same year.

For 2023, Saikhom Pinky Devi (Creative & Experimental Music) and Pukhrambam Reepa Devi (Manipuri dance) have been chosen for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar.

The General Council of Sangeet Natak Akademi also unanimously elected six eminent personalities in the field of performing arts as Akademi Fellows (Akademi Ratna).

The Fellowship of the Akademi is most prestigious and rare honour, which is restricted to 40 at any given time.

The fellow carries purse money of Rs 3 lakh.

Furthermore, the General Council has recognised 92 artistes from various fields such as music, dance, theatre, traditional/folk/tribal music/ dance/theatre, puppetry, and overall contribution/scholarship in the performing arts for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2022 & 2023.Additionally, 80 young artistes have been selected for the Sangeet Natak Akademi Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar for the same year.

The awards carry Rs 1 lakh, Tamrapatra, and Angavastram in acknowledgement of their remarkable talents and contributions to the arts.


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