President Abdul Hamid will formally hand over the award to the recipients at a function at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday
Seven creative personalities from different arenas will receive “Shilpakala Padak 2017” for their continuous contributions to their respective fields.
The awardees are Alauddin Mia in instrumental music, Sharmila Bandyopadhyay in dance, Nasir Ali Mamun in photography, Chandra Shekhar Dey in fine arts, Kangalini Sufia Begum in folk culture, SM Mohsin in dramatics, and Mihir Lala in music.
President Abdul Hamid will formally hand over the award to the recipients at a function at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday.
Each awardee will get a cheque of Tk1 lakh, a certificate and a crest, a BSA senior official told UNB.
Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor will be present as the special guest and Cultural Affairs Secretary Md Ibraheem Hosein Khan will preside over the function.
Shilpakala Academy Director General Liaquat Ali Lucky will deliver the welcome speech.
A 16-member nomination committee, comprising BSA director general secretary, six directors, seven cultural personalities, and one representative from Cultural Affairs Ministry, selected this year's awardees.
The award is conferred for outstanding contribution in 12 categories -- music, instrumental music, dance, dramatics, fine arts, recitation, photography, jatrashilpa, film, creative organiser, cultural researcher, and folklore.