4 from U’khand conferred with Sangeet Natak Akademi Award

Monday, 18 September 2023 | PNS | DEHRADUN

The Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar felicitated 84 artistes from varied fields of performing art, all above 75 years, with Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Award at a function held in Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. Notably, four of them are from Uttarakhand.  In a significant gesture, the Vice President walked down to the seats of the selected artistes to confer them with the award. The four awardees from Uttarakhand are: Bhairav Dutt Tiwari (79) from Almora, known for his contribution to the promotion of Kumaon folk culture; Jagdish Dhoundiyal (78) from Pauri, known for giving over 2500 performances of the dance drama Kamayani; Narayan Singh Bisht (75) from Chamoli district, known for promoting Jagar traditions of the State and Jugal Kishore Petshaali (76) from Almora, known for writing several books.

The awardees-70 male and 14 female artistes-were given copper plate, Angavastram and cash amount of Rs 1 lakh each.

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