New Delhi, November 22, (Scoop News)- SaMaPa (Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts) Sangeet Sammelan 2014 commenced with a glittering function Friday night in New Delhi at Kamani Auditorium. Hon’ble Shri L.K. Advani inaugurated the 10th Annual SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan, the topmost classical music festival of Delhi and one of the most prestigious festivals of the country. On this occasion Sh. Advani along with music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Chairman SaMaPa, presented the prestigious SaMaPa awards 2014 to various luminaries of Indian music. SaMaPa awards are the exclusive national level honours pertaining to Jammu & Kashmir. Music maestro Abhay Rustum Sopori, Prof. Aparna Sopori, DDG Doordarshan Dr. Rafiq Masoodi were and Vice President SaMaPa and senior music critic Pt. Vijay Shanker Mishra were also present on the Stage.
‘SaMaPa Vitasta Award 2014’ was being presented to Pandit Debu Chaudhuri for his lifetime contribution to the field of Hindustani Classical Music – Sitar (Delhi). SaMaPa Award for contribution to folk culture was being presented to Shri Munir Ahmad Mir for his dedication and immense contribution to the Kashmiri light and folk music (Srinagar, J&K). Smt. Subhra Mazumdar received the ‘SaMaPa Acharya Abhinavgupt Samman’ for her lifetime contribution to the field of music as a music critic (Delhi). ‘SaMaPa Yuva Ratan Samman’ has been conferred upon the young vocalist Sh. Dhananjay Hegde for his achievements in the field of Hindustani Classical Music -Vocal (Bangalore).
‘SaMaPa Vitasta Award’ is given for unparallel contribution to Indian art and heritage. The award has been named after the historical river Vitasta of Kashmir also known as the Jehlum. The Vitasta represents the cultural ethos and rich heritage of the State of Jammu and Kashmir. The Honour carries cash award of Rs. 50,000. ‘SaMaPa Sher-e-Kashmir Award for regional contribution carries cash award of Rs. 25,000. ‘SaMaPa Acharya Abhinavgupt Samman’ is a special award named after Acharya Abhinavgupt of 10th century from Kashmir is given to music critics, musicologists & scholars for their extraordinary work towards music and performing arts. The honour carries cash award of Rs. 11,000. ‘SaMaPa Yuva Ratan Samman’ has been instituted to recognize, encourage and felicitate the young generation artists of the country who are doing exceptionally well in their respective fields and carries cash award of Rs. 11,000.
SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan 2014 features concerts by Ajay Prasanna (Flute), Anjani Mishra, Nitin Sharma, Sameer Bhalerao, Dhananjay Hegde, Kaivalya Kumar (Vocal) Prateek Chaudhuri, Shubhendra Rao, Pt. Debu Chaudhuri (Sitar) Saskia Rao (Cello), Sugato Bhaduri (Mendolin) Rekha Nadgauda, Aditi Nadgauda Panse & Kirti Kala Mandir dance troupe (Kathak choreography) and Abhay Rustum Sopori and Pt. Bhajan Sopori (Santoor) amongst other.
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