Prestigious SaMaPa Awards 2018 announced - watsupptoday.com
Prestigious SaMaPa Awards 2018 announced
Posted 13 Nov 2018 12:17 PM

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JAMMU: Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts (SaMaPa), the renowned music academy of music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and Music Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, on Monday announced the names of the recipients of this year’s prestigious SaMaPa awards, the exclusive national level honours pertaining to Jammu and Kashmir.
The awards ceremony will be held as part of the 14th edition of SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan, the topmost classical music festivals of Delhi from November 21 to 25, 2018 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi being presented in collaboration with Incredible India, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, IFFCO and J&K Bank. The festival will also feature the Annual Painting Exhibition by the artists of Jammu and Kashmir in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages.
Maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori congratulated all the awardees while announcing the list. ‘SaMaPa Vitasta Samman’ is being conferred upon the veteran Tabla maestro Pt. Kumar Bose (Kolkata) for his lifetime contribution to Hindustani classical music. The Award carries cash honour of Rs. 50,000 and is given to prominent personalities who have been an asset to our country in the field of art and culture for their unparalleled contribution to Indian art and heritage.
‘SaMaPa Kala Vardhan Samman’ is being conferred upon Gandharva Mahavidyalaya (Delhi), a prominent Classical Music and Dance Institute for its immense contribution to the field of Indian classical music and dance. The Award will be presented to its Principal Pt Madhup Mudgal, who will be felicitated for his contribution to Indian music.
‘SaMaPa Nund Rishi Samman’ is being conferred upon Romalo Ram from J&K for his contribution to Dogri folk music. The Samman carries cash award of Rs 11,000 and has been named after Sheikh-Ul-Alam, the great Sufi Saint of Kashmir.
‘SaMaPa Acharya Abhinavgupt Samman’ is being conferred upon Dr Agnishekhar (J&K) for his contribution to the field of Literature and culture of J&K. Dr. Madhu Rani Shukla from Allahabad is also being awarded for her contribution to Indian classical music as a writer and musicologist. The Samman carries cash award of Rs. 11,000 and has been instituted in the name of Acharya Abhinavgupt of 10th century from Kashmir who has been an unmatched thinker, aesthetician, philosopher and an unparallel commentator of Bharatmuni’s ‘Natyashastra’.
‘SaMaPa Sangeet Tejasvi Samman’, an award given to those individuals who have contributed significantly at national and international level and are promising legends in making of Indian music, will be given to four musicians namely renowned Sitar player Zunain Halim Khan (Mumbai) and vocalists Jayateerth Mevundi (Dharwad), Shrinivas Joshi (Pune) and Dr Sangita Gosain (Odisha). The Samman carries cash award of Rs 21,000.
‘SaMaPa Yuva Ratan Samman’ is being conferred upon young Tabla Player Shubh Maharaj (Delhi) in recognition of his conspicuous talent and achievements. The Samman carries cash award of Rs. 11,000 and has been instituted to recognise, encourage and felicitate the young generation artists of the country who are doing exceptionally well in their respective fields.



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