Bhubaneswar: Legendary flutist and Padma Vibhushan Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia was awarded the ‘NALCO Sangeet Sudha Award’ at a ceremony held in Odisha capital today.
Tapan Kumar Chand, CMD, National Aluminium Company (NALCO) handed over the trophy to flute maestro during the 12th International Chausathi Yogini Mahotsav here.
Speaking on the occasion, Chand reiterated NALCO’s commitment towards preserving and promoting the rich cultural heritage of Odisha.
“Over the years, NALCO has been closely associated with promoting Odisha’s rich art and cultural heritage. Going a step further and with the objective to put in place our firm commitment to promote Odisha’s legacy in global limelight, we plan to sign MoUs with various prominent cultural organizations of Odisha,” said Chand.
The proposed MoUs termed ‘Cultural Excellence: Cultural Efflorescence’ aim at providing a platform for industry-culture interface, which would work in a collaborative and cooperative way for the promotion of cultural excellence of Odisha
For decades, Chaurasia (80) has been regaling audiences and connoisseurs with his bamboo flute, with his brand of music. Disciples flock to him from across the globe, which prompted him to start two schools, the Vrindaban Gurukul, at Mumbai, and Bhubaneshwar.