Odissi dancer Madhulita Mohapatra bags Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

Bhubaneswar: Odissi dance exponent from Odish, Madhulita Mohapatra was elected Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2018 from Sangeet Natak Akademi.
A total of 32 artists (including one joint prize) were selected for the Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2018 by the Sangeet Natak Academy at the General Council session held on June 26.
Madhulita was selected for the Dance Award. Seven others who have been selected for the dance prize are Vijna Rani Vasudevan and Rajith Babu (Joint Prize) for Bharatanatyam; Durgesh Gangani for Kathak; Kalamandalam Vaisakh for Kathakali; Manju Elangbam for Manipuri; Anjali Borbora Borthakur for Sattriya; Rakesh Sai Babu for Chhau and Vikram Mohan for contemporary dance.
In the field of music, the eight recipients of Yuva Puraskara are: Sameehan Kashalkar and Ruchir Kedar for Hindustan vocal music; Dhruv Bedi for Hindustan Instrumental Music – Sitar, Shubh Maharaj for Hindustan Instrumental – Tabla; Sandeep Narayan for Carnatic Vocal Music; J.B.Sruthi Sagar for Carnatic Instrumental Music – Flute; R.Sridhar for carnatic instrumental music – violin and M.D.Palavia for other important musical traditions – Bhava Sangeet.
In the field of theater, seven recipients are: Chavan Pramod R for direction; Namco Sharma for acting; Sunil Palwal for acting; Preeti Jha Tiwari for acting; Kuldeep Patgiri for Mime; Subhadeep Guha for Allied Theater Arts – music for the theater; Kalamandalam Sajith Vijayan for the Other Major Traditions of the Theater – Kutiyattam.
In the field of traditional / folk / tribal music / dance / theater and puppetry, eight recipients are: Chandan Tiwari, Folk Music-Bihar; Dinesh Kumar Yangde, Panthi Dance – Chattisgarh; Manoj Kumar Das, Traditional music – Khhol, Assam; Chandani Mansing Zala, Puppetry, Gujarat; A.Aneshori Devi, Traditional and folk music, Manipur; P.Rajkumar, Folk Dance, Tamilnadu; Madhushree Haital, Folk Music (Jhumar) – West Bengal; Ashok Kumar, Folk Music-Uttar Pradesh
Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar is awarded to artists under the age of 40 with the aim of identifying and encouraging outstanding young talents in different areas of performing arts and giving national recognition early in their life so that they can work with greater dedication. and commitment in selected fields.
The prize carries a cash amount of 25,000 Rs. Yuva Puraskar will be presented at a special ceremony by Chairperson Sangeet Natak Akademi.

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