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AWARDS OF MADHYA PRADESH GOVERNMENT

 Several national and state level awards have been instituted by the Government of Madhya Pradesh to honour the distinct achievements in the field of creative arts and literature.
 

The following are national and state-level awards of the Madhya Pradesh government
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National-level Awards

Kalidas Samman: This is a prestigious annual award given separately for outstanding achievement in four categories i.e. Plastic Arts, Theatre, Classical Music and Classical Dance. Named after the renowned ancient classical Sanskrit writer, Kalidasa, the award was first given in 1980. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a plaque of honour. The 2007-2008 recipients were Balwantrai Bhatt (Classical Music), C.V. Chandrasekhar (Classical Dance), Babasaheb Purandare (Theatre), Satish Gujral (Plastic Arts), while the 2008-2009 the award was given to the famous classical singer Pandit Channulal Mishra of the Benaras Gharana.

Kabir Samman: It is a prestigious annual literary award instituted in 1986-87 by the Madhya Pradesh Government and is conferred on litterateurs of very high order. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 3 lakh and a citation. The latest recipients of the award include Ashok Vajpayee (2005-06), Akkittam Achuttan Namboodari (2006-07) and Padma Sachdev (2007-08).

Tansen Samman: This prestigious award was instituted in 1980-81 and is given in the field of classical music. The award for 2009-10 was conferred on Pandit Ajay Pohankar, while the award for 2008-09 was given to the famous classical singer Ustad Gulam Mustafa Khan. The award, which carries Rs 2 lakh in cash and a citation, is normally conferred during the �Tansen Festival� held in Gwalior. The other recent recipients of this award include Ustad Abdul Halim Jafer Khan (2000), Ustad Amjad Ali Khan (2001), Niyaz Ahmad Khan (2002), Pandit Dinkar Kaykini(2003), Pandit Shivkumar Sharma (2004), Malini Rajurkar (2005), Sulochna Brahaspati (2006) and Pandit Goswami Gokulotsav Ji Maharaj (2007).
 

Mahatma Gandhi Award: This award is given for social work done as per the Gandhian Philosophy. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 10 lakh and a citation. The award for the year 2007-08 was given to the �Seva Bharti� of New Delhi.

Kishore Kumar Samman: The Kishore Kumar Samman was instituted in 1997-98 and is given in the fields of film direction, acting, script writing and lyric writing. The award carries Rs 2 lakh in cash and a citation. The award for 2009-10 was conferred on Bollywood director Yash Chopra. The award had earlier been bestowed on eminent film personalities such as Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah, Hridaynath Mangeshkar, Gulzar, Shyam Bengal and Shatrughan Sinha among others.

Lata Mangeshkar Award: The Award was established in 1984-85 for excellence in singing and music direction and carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The award for 2009-10 was given to playback singer Anuradha Podwal, while the award for 2008-09 was presented to music director Ravi. The previous recipients of this award include A.R.Rehman (2004-05), Kavita Krishnamurti (2005-06) and Pandit Hridaynath Mangeshkar (2006-07) among others.

Iqbal Samman: Instituted in 1986-87, it is a prestigious annual award given in the field of creative Urdu writing and carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a plaque of honour. Some of the recent recipients of this award include Shaharyar (2004-05), Quazi Abdul Sattar (2005-06), Sheen Kaf Nizam (2006-07) and Iqbal Majid (2007-08).

Maithilisharan Gupta Award: This award, which was instituted in 1996-97, is given for outstanding contribution in the field of Hindi literature. The award carries a cash award of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The recent recipients of this award include Shatrughan Prasad (2007-08) and Manu Sharma (2006-07).

Tulsi Samman: Instituted in 1983-84, this is a prestigious annual award given for outstanding achievement in the tribal, traditional and folk arts in one of the four categories of art, theatre, dance and music. It carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakhs and a citation. The 2006-07 Award was conferred on Lallu Vajpayee.

Kumar Gandharwa Award: This award was instituted in 1992-93 for young artists in the field of classical music, both vocal and instrumental. It carries a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh. The 2007-08 was given to Kala Ramnath.

Sharad Joshi Award: This award, which was instituted in 1992-93 and carries a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, is given in the field of report writing and Hindi satire. The 2006-07 Award was given to Bishon Tondon.

Devi Ahilyabai Award: This award was instituted in 1996-97 and is given in the field of traditional folk and tribal art for female artists. It carries a cash prize of Rs 2 lakh and a citation. The 2006-07 Award was given to Gauri Devi.

State-level Awards:
 

Shikhar Award (Three Separate Awards Are Given For Literature, Performing Arts And Plastic Arts.


Fellowships:

  • Amrita Shergil Fellowship
  • Chakradhar Fellowship
  • Muktibodh Fellowship
  • Sangeet Fellowship
  • Ustad Alauddin Khan Fellowship

AWARDS OF KARNATAKA GOVERNMENT
 

The following are the awards of the Karnataka government [i]:

Basava Puraskar: It is a national award instituted by the Government of Karnataka and carries a cash prize of Rs. 10 lakh. The award is given to individuals for their contribution in bringing about social reforms and social change and for bringing about religious harmony. The previous recipients of this award include former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam (2006) and pontiff of the Siddaganga Matha, Sri Shivakumar Swamiji (2007).

K.K. Murthy Memorial Chowdiah Award: The award, instituted by the Academy of Music in Bengaluru, carries a cash prize of Rs. 1.5 lakh, a citation, a memento and a shawl. The awards for 2010 awards were presented to the internationally acclaimed musician Pandit Jasraj and Carnatic vocalist Nagamani Srinath. The 2009 Awards were given to the renowned Carnatic vocalist M. Balamuralikrishna and acclaimed instrumentalist (saxophone) Kadri Gopalanath.

Gubbi Veeranna Award: Named after Gubbi Veeranna, one of the pioneers of the Kannada theatre, this award is given for excellence in theatre in his memory. P.B. Duttargi and B. V. Karanth are some of the earlier recipients of this award.

Kanaka-Purandara Award: The Award, which is given for talented musicians, carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh. The award was renamed in 2008 as �Nijaguna-Purandara� award. The 2008 Award was conferred on Chokkamma of Mysore. Panchakshariswami Mattigatti and Seshagiri Hangal are some of the previous recipients of this award.

Shantala Natya Award: The Award, given in the field of dance, carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh. The 2008 Award was conferred on K.M. Raman of Tumkur. Maya Rao and Shanta Rao were some of the previous recipients of this award.

Shishunala Sharief Award: This award is given in the field of light music. The Award for 2006 was given to singer C.K. Tara of Mysore.

Varnashilpi Venkatappa Award: This award is given in the field of painting. The award for 2007 was given to Shankargowda Bettadur, Raichur.

Jakkanachari Award: This Award is given in the field of sculpture and carries a cash prize of Rs 3 lakh. The Award for 2008 was given to well-known sculptor R Veerabhadrachar of Bengaluru.
 

AWARDS OF ORISSA GOVERNMENT
 

The Odisha (Orissa) government has instituted several awards in the field of culture. Some of the important awards include Atibadi Jagannath Das Award, Samrat Upendra Bhanja Award, Jayadev Award and Mohan Sundar Dev Goswami Award (film awards), Konark Samman, Saraswati Puraskar and Fakir Mohan Sahityashree Puraskar.

Konark Samman: The Konark Samman was instituted by the leading cultural institution Prafulla Pathagar (library) of Jagatsinghpur in 1990. The award is given every year in three fields i.e. popularising Oriya literature, rural leadership and leadership in the field of rural education. Prof Paul St. Pierre, Biswanath Pattnaik and Renu Dandekar were the first recipients of this award in each of these categories. The award comprises of a cash component of Rs 50,000 and a plaque with a symbol of the sun and the seven horses of the sun chariot.

The Konark Samman for 2010 was given to Professor Hermann Kulke of Germany for his priceless contribution and pioneering research on Orissa's culture and history.
 

AWARDS OF KERALA GOVERNMENT

S.L.Puram Sadanandan memorial award: Noted theatre personality Kavalam Narayana Panicker was chosen for the 2010 S.L.Puram Sadanandan memorial award by the Culture department of Kerala government. The award comprises a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, citation and a plaque.

 

AWARDS OF MAHARASHTRA GOVERNMENT
 

Noted actor Shabana Azmi and directors Jabbar Patel and Govind Nihalani have bagged the Maharashtra government's awards in the field of cinema and theatre for 2010. The lifetime achievement award would be given to noted director Jabbar Patel and special V Shantaram award to Smita Talvalkar. The theatre award named after Prabhakar Panshikar went to Sulbha Deshpande and Annasaheb Kirloskar award to noted singer actor Faiyaz. The award in memory of Raj Kapoor will be given to Govind Nihalani for lifetime achievement and a special award or 'Vishesh Gaurav Pooraskar to Shabana Azmi.
 


 

 

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