MoS Mr. Patwa inaugurates Lokrang
Ten eminent artists awarded in Lokrang
Bhopal, January 28, 2017 (Ataullah Faizan): Minister of state for Culture (independent charge) Mr. Surendra Patwa said that there is rising atmosphere for arts and artists in Madhya Pradesh. It has been wave of cultural consciousness and arts and culture in the state. The art society of the world and the country are interested to move towards the state. He said that the works done under the leadership of Chief Minister is an example that the prospects of art-culture have given new dimensions. Mr. Patwa was addressing national award ceremony on the occasion of inauguration of Lokrang on Thursday. Minister of State Mr. Patwa said that over 300 prestigious programmes are being organised for protection and promotion of culture in a year. Mr. Patwa expressed pleasures on that the Prime Minister Mr. Narnedra Modi arrived eight times in Madhya Pradesh in last two and half years and the highest four programmes were of culture department. That indicates programmes of culture department got recognition at national level. Minister of State Mr. Patwa presented national awards to artistes and litterateurs for 2012-13 year. Mr. Swarn Singh of Baba Aaysingh Riyar College, village Tugalwal, district Gurdaspur, Punjab, was awarded Mahatma Gandhi Samman with Rs ten lakh cash and engraved citation letter. Noted poet of Bengali language Prof Alok Ranjan Das Gupta was given Rashtriya Kabir Samman for excellent creativity, deep literature commitment and long term contribution in poetry. As part of award, he was given Rs three lakh cash and engraved citation, shawl and shriphal.
Renowned writer of Hindi Mr. Vishwanath Tripathi was given Rashtriya Maithali Sharan Gupta Samman for six-decades of creativity and activeness, excellent literary contribution and effective presence in contemporary creative field. He was given Rs two lakh cash, citation, shawl and shriphal. Scholar of different fields of Urdu literature, educationist and efficient administrator Mr. Saiyyad Mohammed Ashraf was awarded Rashtriya Iqbal Samman for the best creation, long term contribution, originality in language and active creative presence. Rs two lakh cash, citation and shawl-shriphal were present to him.
Noted dancer Miss Kumkum Mohanti, was given Rashtriya Kalidas Samman (for classical dance) for long term practice in Odissi dance form and the best example in contemporary art field. She was given Rs two lakh cash, citation and shawl and shriphal. Prof Raghav Kaneria was given Kalidas Samman (for fine arts) for excellent imagination in sculpture arts and creating special recognition in creative field. In the award, Rs two lakh cash, engraved citation, shawl and shriphal were presented to him.