Artistes from various fields honoured by CM PS Tamang

New Delhi, March 5: Chief Minister of Sikkim Prem Singh Tamang, attended the closing day of Kalakar Bharosa Sammelan 2024 held at Manan Kendra on Monday.

The even is organised to honour all the artistes (Kalakars) in Sikkim.

“Safeguarding our artistes is a responsibility of our government, and I aspire for them to lead joyful and dignified lives. Our government stands ready to support our kalakars in realizing their aspirations and ambitions”, said the Chief Minister.

He highlighted several initiatives undertaken by the government for the welfare of Kalakars, emphasising that numerous individuals have achieved their goals with the backing of the state government.

The Chief Minister, Mr. P. S Tamang, made several announcements for the Welfare of Sikkim’s Kalakars:

1. The Kalakar Bharosa Sammelan will be observed on March 4th starting from the upcoming calendar year.

2. The State Government will construct Kalakar Bhavan in Gangtok to facilitate Sikkim’s artistes in organising their programmmes in the capital.

3. A committee will be established by the government to formulate a policy aimed at the welfare of Kalakars.

4. Kalakar Ghar and Kalakar Sangrahlay will be built in every district of the State to nurture emerging artistes in rural areas.

During the programmme, several individuals were honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award, including:

1. Padma Shri Awardee, Kazi Singh

2. Padma Shri Awardee, Sanu Lama

3. Padma Shri Awardee, Khandu Wangchuk Bhutia

4. Padma Shri Awardee, Jordan Lepcha

5. Legendary singer, Shanti Thatal

6. Artist, Nar Bahadur Pradhan

7. Artist, Yapchung Kazi

8. Artist, Dawa Lama.

Additionally, artistes from various fields such as filmmaking, independent filmmaking, acting, dance, music, fashion design, modeling, cinematography, photography, art, event management, reality show winners, influencers, and creators were also felicitated.

Acknowledging the contributions of various communities within the state, individuals from 13 different communities were presented with Community Awards during the event.

In addition, guest artistes from Darjeeling, Kalimpong, and Nepal showcased their cultural performances during the event.

The event was also attended by a host of dignitaries such as Deputy Speaker of Sikkim Legislative Assembly, Cabinet Ministers, Lok Sabha MP, Chairpersons,Mayor and Deputy Mayor and others.

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