Sumitra Charat Ram Award for Lifetime Achievement
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra has completed more than six decades of dedicated work in promoting and propagating various forms of Indian Classical Music and Dance. The Kendra, which started in a small way in 1952, has during the past 65 years emerged as one of the leading cultural organizations of the country.
A large part of the Kendra’s success is attributable to the untiring work, inspiration and guidance provided by its Founder Smt. Sumitra Charat Ram. To recognize her invaluable contribution, the Kendra has instituted an annual Award in her name.
The salient features of the Sumitra Charat Ram Award are as follows:
1. NAME OF THE AWARD
The Award is known as the ‘SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD for Lifetime Achievement.
2. PRESENTATION OF AWARD
The Presentation Ceremony takes place every year at Kamani Auditorium on 17th November on the occasion of the birthday of Smt. Sumitra Charat Ram.
3. THE AWARD
The Award carries a purse of Rs.2,00,000/- a Citation, a Shawl and a Silver Plaque. The cash value of the Award may be enhanced from time to time as may be felt appropriate by the Governing Council.
4. CRITERIA OF AWARD
The Award is given to individuals, who have excelled in the field of Indian Classical Dance and Music or other disciplines of Indian Art and Culture including theatre and who had a significant impact in promoting his / her particular art form.
a. The Award is open to persons of all nationalities, race, caste, religion or creed and is gender neutral.
b. There is no lower or upper age limit for nominations for the Award
c, The most important criteria for selecting the Awardee is the Individuals ‘s achievements in his / her professional career during the last 15 years prior to the date of consideration for the Award.
d. An Association, Institution or Organisation is not eligible for the Award.