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Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards

Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards:

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar presented the one-time Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards to 84 artists from varied fields of performing arts.

  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Amrit Awards is a national honour bestowed on performing artists as well as teachers and scholars in the field of performing arts.
  • The recipients are selected by the Akademi’s General Council.
  • The Akademi’s General Council consisted of distinguished musicians, dancers, theatre artists and scholars in these disciplines and nominees of the Government of India, state governments, and Union Territories.
  • The honour carries a purse money of Rs. 1,00,000/- (Rupees one lakh) besides a Tamrapatra and Angavastram.
  • The award was constituted to honour Indian artists aged above 75 years who have not been accorded any national honour in their career so far.

Sangeet Natak Akademi:

  • It is India’s national academy of music, dance and drama.
  • It was created by a resolution of the Ministry of Education, with P.V. Rajamannar as its first Chairman.
  • It was set up in 1953 for the preservation and promotion of the vast intangible heritage of India’s diverse culture expressed in forms of music, dance and drama.
  • Presently, it is an Autonomous Body of the Ministry of Culture.
  • The Chairman of the Akademi is appointed by the President of India for a term of five years.
  • It is fully funded by the Government for the implementation of its schemes and programmes.