New Delhi: The most prestigious Atal Bihari Vajpayee National Awards for Promotion of Art and Culture were presented to the prominent people of the society who all have contributed enough to the growth of Indian art and culture on the third day of 7th Global Literary Festival Noida 2021.
“It is our pleasure and honor to present these very special and esteemed awards after the name of a statesman, former Prime Minister of India and a poet himself to the people who have given their life in promoting Indian Art and culture and are the real Ambassadors of our country. This is the fourth edition of the award ceremony and already these awards carrying highest value in India and abroad,” said Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts and Festival President.
A Lifetime achievement Award for contribution to Theatre was handed over to the giant in Theatre Dr. Daya Prakash Sinha, who very well accepted the award and promised to be on the board of Asian Academy of Arts for every help.
Padma Vibhushan Ram V Sutar for creating wonderful Sculptures, Tejender Sharma for Literature, Padma Shri Shovna Narayan for Indian Classical Dance (Kathak), Padma Shri Pratibha Prahlad for Art Promotion, Dr. Prem Janmjey for Literature, Dr Rama Singh for Poetry, Malini Awasthi for folk singing, , Amarjeet Singh Chawla for Peace and Unity through art and Culture, Dr. Rishi Raj Singh for conducting large number of International Summits on art and Culture, and Prerna Shrimali for Indian Classical Dance and Anuradha Sharma also for Indian Classical Dance.
All the dignities spoke their heart out. They also shared their vast experiences in their own fields. Everyone proposed to take the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Awards and Global Literary Festival Noida to the next level in the coming years. The National awardees were invited to the National Advisory Board of Asian Academy of Arts. The event was attended by thousands from all over the World.
Later A book titled ‘Swadesh Se Pardesh Tak’ written by Sanhita Agnihotri was released by the dignities. Festival director Sushil Bharti paid vote of thanks.
This prestigious event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation, Asian Unity Alliance, AAFT University of Media and Arts, International Film and Television Club, International Women’s Film Forum and many other international organizations.