A Grand Celebration of “Sangget Samman Award” and “Delhi Pratibha Puraskar” Traditions, 2014
The Art and Cultural Trust of India, a center that promotes Indian classical music in the Capital from past decades , presented the “SANGEET SAMMAN AWARD” to five outstanding performing artists on Monday December 22nd 2014 at M. L. Bhartia Auditoriam lodi Estate New Delhi.
This year, Pt L. K. Pandit (Vocal) awarded with the “Bharat Ke Sangeet Ratna”. Dr. Uma Garg (Vocal) was honored with the “Sangeet Shree”, Pt. Shubhendra Rao & Saskia Rao de Hass jointly (Sitar & Cello) was honored with “Delhi Ratna” and Rhitom Sarkar (Classical Guitar) was conferred the “Sangeet Yuva Ratna” for their tremendous contribution to the world of Indian Classical Music .
The Art and Cultural Trust of India and Chakrapani’s World School of Music organized a competition for “ Delhi Pratibha Puraskar” on December 15th, 2014 at Alliance Francaise De Delhi where students from different schools and colleges were participated. The award function “Sangeet Samman Award” was held on December 22nd, 2014. Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, the Supreme Court of India and Mr. R.K Singh the Member of Parliament were invited as chief guests who presented the awards to the awardees & the winner of the Delhi Pratibha Puraskar.
Speaking on the occasion, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra, the Supreme Court of India and Mr. R.K Singh the Member of Parliament the Art and Cultural Trust of India, said, “Indian classical music has always been a part of our rich cultural heritage and I laud the efforts of these veteran artists who have done so much to preserve its purity and spread awareness about our performing arts. I heartily congratulate the winners and wish them the very best in their endeavors.
Bihar Born Non Resident Indian Thakur Chakrapani Singh who is the Founder President of The Art & Cultural Trust of India & Chakrapani’s World School of Music, Hon’ble Mr. Justice Dipak Misra and Mr. R.K Singh released the new souvenir. Mr. R.K Singh launched a new scheme known as “Akhil Bhartiya Pratibha Puraskar”, in which the competition will be held at the capital of each states and the winners of each state will participate at the final round of competition in New Delhi to achieve this award on All India State Level. The last day of the function on December 23rd the Hon’ble Minister of State for Food & Processing, Govt. of India, Mrs. Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti was invited as chief guest who distributed the prizes to the students of Chakrapani’s World School of Music. The founder-president of the trust, Thakur Chakrapani Singh, said, “The trust was established with a view to re-establish classical music in India which was increasingly losing its patrons, students and performers to western music forms like hip-hop and pop. We may appreciate many other forms of music, but Indian classical music is an integral part of our society and the country’s cultural heritage and we are keen to protect and promote it.”
Alekh Singh student of Chakrapani’s World school of Music made the evening more cheerful by his amazing anchoring and also got the best anchor award with award in instrumental category by the chief guest of the evening.