Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 9:
Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi today announced the awards for year 2014 and 2015.
Director Sachi Das will receive the Upendra Bhanja Samman for 2015 while Singer Rakhal Mohanty will receive the same award for 2014, said a press notification from the Akademi.
Overall, 32 artists in various categories will be awarded by the academy for 2014 and 2015.
The awards are the highest honour for performing arts in the state.
Notably, the Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi is an aided institution under the management of Culture Department of Odisha Government. It promotes research in the field of dance, drama & music to establish model institutions devoted to teaching & research of dance, drama & music.