Bhubaneswar, Sep 16: Four eminent artistes of Western Odisha have been selected to receive the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Award- 2022.
Vice President Jagdeep Dhankar will confer the award to the veteran artistes in the presence of Union Ministers Arjun Ram Meghwal and Meenakshi Lekhi at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi on Saturday (September 16).
Sangeet Natak Akademi decided to confer the award to 86 senior artists across the country to celebrate Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav commemorating 75 years of India’s independence.
The artistes who have been selected for the one-time award provided by Sangeet Natak Akademi are Sidheswar Das (Chhau Dance), Anant Mahapatra ( Theatre), Ananda Bag ( Brahma Veena folk music) and Gobinda Chandra Pal (Gotipua Dance) from Odisha.
The award carries a cash prize of Rs 1 Lakh, a citation, and a shawl.