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Folk Dances of Assam

Popular Folk Dances of Assam include Bihu, Chaudang Hussari, Keli Gopal, Khamba Lim, Mishing Bihu, Nruira Lim, Rakhal Lila and Table Chongbi. ‘Bihu’ is the most widespread folk dance of Assam, which is part of the harvest festival of Bihu

Great Dancers and Choreographers of India

Renowned dancers of India include T. Balasaraswati, Birju Maharaj, Indrani Rehman, Mallika Sarabhai, Sitara Devi, Sonal Mansingh and Uday Shankar.

Famous Painters of India

Famous Painters of India – Abanindranath Tagore, Amrita Shergil, Dhiraj Choudhury, Jahar Dasgupta, Jamini Roy, M.F.Husain, Nandlal Bose, Raja Ravi Verma and Satish Gujral.

Film Awards

Leading Film Awards in India include the National Film Awards, Dadasaheb Phalke Award and Filmfare Awards. The National Film Awards are considered as the most prestigious awards for cinema in India. It began in 1954 and is currently managed by the Directorate of Film Festivals. adasaheb Phalke Award was instituted in 1969 and is considered as the Government of India’s highest national honour for cinema.

Indians Winning International Awards

Indians who have won Oscar Awards, Nobel Prize, Ramon Magsaysay Award, Aga Khan Award and other international awards in the recent times.

Awards of Uttar Pradesh Government

Uttar Pradesh Government has instituted several awards in different fields such as Vishwa Bharti Award, Maharishi Valmiki Award, Maharishi Vyas Award, Maharishi Narada Award, Ved Pandit Award, Vishesh Award, Vividh Award and Namit Award.

Awards of Kerala Government

Among the awards instituted by the Kerala Government mention may be made of S.L.Puram Sadanandan Memorial Award by the Culture department .

Awards of Odisha Government

Awards of Odisha Government – Konark Samman, Saraswati Puraskar, Fakir Mohan Sahityashree Puraskar, Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Award and Jayadev Award.

Awards of Maharashtra Government

Maharashtra Bhushan is a highest and prestigious award presented annually by the government of Maharashtra state in India. It was instituted in 1996 and was initially conferred in the fields of Literature, Art, Sport, and Science. Later the fields of Social Work, Journalism, and Public Administration and Health Services were included.

Awards of Karnataka Government

The Karnataka Government has instituted several awards such as Basava Puraskar, K.K. Murthy Memorial Chowdiah Award, Gubbi Veeranna Award, Kanaka-Purandara Award, Shantala Natya Award, Shishunala Sharief Award, Varnashilpi Venkatappa Award and Jakkanachari Award.

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