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Ameena Ahmed to receive Rabindra-Shoilajaranjan Award

Update : 19 Mar 2015, 06:39 PM

Ameena Ahmed, a renowned Rabindra Sangeet singer and cultural leader, has been confirmed to receive the Rabindra-Shoilajaranjan Award this year in recognition for her contribution in promoting and practising Rabindra Sangeet.

Apart from Ahmed, Surer Dhara, a Dhaka-based musical school which is modelled after Tagore’s philosophy, has also been confirmed to receive the prestigious award from Bangladesh. Ashish Kumar Bhatyacharya and Sangeetbhabon of Biswabharati are lined up for the award from Kolkata.

On receiving the award, Ameena Ahmed said to the Dhaka Tribune, “It’s indeed a big honour for me to have been found worthy of this prestigious award. But I would like to reckon myself as a devotee and life-long learner to the Rabindra Sangeet.”

Chayanika, a joint India-Bangladesh cultural front, has introduced the award to honour the success of the people who contributed in practice and advocacy for Rabindra Sangeet. In remembrance of Shoilajaranjan Majumdar, an acclaimed protege of Tagore, the award was given previously to both Bangladeshi and Indian individuals and organisations in the aforementioned field. 

The ceremony will take place at the Satyajit Roy Auditorium of ICCR in Kolkata on March 21. 

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