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Government announces winners of Tagore Award

Union Government (Ministry of Culture) has announced the winners of Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Government announces winners of Tagore Award
  • The awardees were selected by the award jury headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and included Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, former chief election commissioner N Gopalaswami and national vice president of BJP Vinay Sahasrabuddhe. 

About the Awardees:

2014: Rajkumar Singhajit Singh.

  • He is the doyen of Manipuri dance. 
  • He is also a teacher, performer and a choreographer. 

2015: Chhayanaut.

  • It is a cultural organization of Bangladesh established in 1961. 
  • It has played a leading role in promoting Tagore's works in Bengali culture, music and literature not only within Bangladesh, but all across the world. 

2016: Ram Vanji Sutar.

  • He is a renowned sculptor. 
  • His first notable work was the 45-feet Chambal monument at the Gandhi Sagar Dam in Madhya Pradesh. He is also receipient of Padma Bhushan and Padma Shri. 

About Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony:

  • It is an annual award instituted by Government of India in 2011 as part of commemoration of 150th Birth Anniversary of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore. 
  • The award is given for cultural harmony and carries a monetary amount of Rs. 1 crore, citation in scroll, plaque as well as an exquisite traditional handicraft or handloom item. 
  • The award is open to all persons regardless of nationality, race, language, caste, creed or sex. 
  • It was conferred for first time on Indian Sitar Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar in 2012 and second time on Shri Zubin Mehta in 2013. 

Question:

Q. Union Government (Ministry of Culture) has announced the winners of which award for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016?
a. Tagore Award for Cultural Happiness
b. Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony 
c. Tagore Award for Cultural Prosperity
d. None of the above
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