Odisha Channel Bureau
BHUBANESWAR: Srjan has announced the names of the six winners of the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2017 that will be presented during the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival next month.
The annual festival scheduled to be held from September 5 to 9 at Rabindra Mandap in Bhubaneswar.
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2017 will be presented to two eminent personalities – Guru Dhruba Charan Biswal in the field of dance and Shyamamani Devi in the field of music.
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Pratibha Samman 2017 will be presented to Lingaraj Pradhan of Bhubaneswar and Namrata Mehta from Mumbai for Odissi dance, Jyotsna Jagannathan from Bengaluru for Bharatanatyam and Jateen Kumar Sahoo from Mumbai for Odissi music.
Renowned artistes from inside and outside Odisha will be performing in the five-day-long festival.
While Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award carries cash prize of Rs. 100,000 each and a citation, Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Pratibha Samman carries cash prize of Rs. 25,000 each.
Apart from performances by well-known artistes, there will be a special presentation by Srjan – Mahanayaka Bijayananda, a thematic presentation in Odissi dance of the life and work former Chief Minister Biju Patnaik
This is an audio visual production and the dance choreography has been done by Ratikant Mohapatra. The music is by Laxmikant Palit, script by Jaydev Das and lyrics by Nityananda Misra.
Odisha Mining Corporation (OMC) is the festival’s title sponsor, while National Aluminium Company (NALCO) is the award sponsor.