Veena vidushi Dr Jayanthi Kumaresh was conferred the Sangeet Shikar Samman award by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Delhi in recognition of her distinguished services to Indian classical music.
Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman of NITI Ayog , Govt of India’s Think Tank was the chief guest on the occasion on Nov.8 at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi and he gave away the award.
Jayanthi is the youngest recipient of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Annual Award.
The award was instituted in 2010 and has been bestowed on eminent artistes. The award includes a purse of Rs.1 lakh, a citation and a shawl. Some of the earlier awardees are – Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Girija Devi, Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna, Yamini Krishnamurthy, Prof. T. N. Krishnan, Pandit Jasraj to name a few.
Photo caption : Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh is seen receiving the award from Dr Rajiv Kumar ; with them in the white is Ashok Pradhan, Director of BVB, Delhi Kendra