President Presents Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards 2016

President Ram Nath Kovind presented the Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships (Akademi Ratna) and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards (Akademi Puraskar) for the year 2016 at a function held in New Delhi.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards are recognised as among the most coveted national honours bestowed on performing artists as well as teachers and scholars of performing arts.
Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 Exam-
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi was created by a resolution of the (then) Ministry of Education, Government of India, dated 31 May 1952 notified in the Gazette of India of June 1952.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi first Chairman- Dr P.V. Rajamannar.
  • Sangeet Natak Akademi Present Chairman- Shekhar Sen.

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