Honouring Talent: Sanatan Puraskar 2024 To Recognise Artists and Achievers

New Delhi- March 01, 2024:
Sanatan Puraskar, an initiative by the Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti, established in 1990 to promote, support and project the vibrancy and innovation of Indian classical performing arts seeking to enhance informed appreciation and encourage critical
thinking about these art forms

The Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti was founded by
Dr Kulwant Rai, Shri NKP Salve, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Justice V. B. Eradi, Pandit Birju Maharaj, and Shri M N Krishnamani
who shared their love for these timeless forms of expression.

The esteemed founding members envisioned a forum cum research institute for the promotion of Indian music, dance allied arts.

The Sanatan awards were started to honour established artists and also to recognize young talent. After a gap of a few years,
the Sanatan Puraskar has resumed to celebrate young artists and achievers.

“Through all our endeavours, Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti wishes to promote, support and project the vibrancy and innovation of Indian
classical performing arts, enhance informed appreciation and encourage critical thinking about these art forms, “said,
Malvika Rai, Chairperson.

In the past, renowned personalities including
Kumari Vijaya Lakshmi, Kavitha Dwibedi, A R Rehman and Mandolin Sriniwas have been recipients of the Sanatan Puraskar.

The awardees selected for The Sanatan Puraskar for the year 2024 include-:

Sudha Raghuraman for Indian Classical Music, Navina Jafa for Indian Classical Dance, Vibha Galhotra for Visual Arts, Sudeep
Sen for Literature and Aarti Gupta for ideas.

These awards will be conferred by Shri Ashok Vajpeyi ji, former bureaucrat & poet, Shri Rajeev Sethi, Chairman, The Asian
Heritage Foundation and Dr Quraishi, Former Chief election Commissioner of India, Chancellor IILM University in a special ceremony.

The ceremony will be held during a literature festival
“Words in the Garden – a celebration of literature, arts and ideas” held on 1st March 2024 at IIC New Delhi. Sanatan Sangeet Sanskriti has been hosting this literary festival since 2017 in collaboration with India International Centre and IILM University.

This annual festival, specially curated by
Shri Ashok Vajpeyi ji, is held to celebrate the incredible creativity, imagination and ideas that the city of Delhi generates, sustains and embodies.

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