In a noteworthy acknowledgment of his profound impact on the world of music, Pandit Ajoy Chakrabarty, a distinguished figure in Hindustani classical vocal and composition, has been honored with the esteemed ‘Durga Bharat Samman.’ This prestigious accolade was presented by the Governor of West Bengal, C V Ananda Bose, and symbolizes the recognition of Chakrabarty’s exceptional efforts in safeguarding and propagating the cultural treasure of Indian classical music.
The ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ awards, in their inaugural edition, not only celebrated the realm of classical music but also paid homage to excellence across diverse domains, including educational institutions, space exploration, and maritime engineering. These accolades not only serve as a recognition of the exceptional contributions of the recipients but also as a source of inspiration for aspiring individuals to aspire for greatness in their respective fields.
In a laudable gesture, Visva-Bharati, a renowned central university, was also bestowed with the ‘Durga Bharat Samman,’ acknowledging the institution’s unwavering dedication to providing top-notch education, conducting cutting-edge research, and nurturing the leaders and thinkers of tomorrow.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) garnered yet another feather in its cap by being recognized for its triumphant ‘Chandrayaan’ mission. The ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ underscores ISRO’s outstanding achievements in space exploration and its relentless pursuit of advancing India’s capabilities in this field.
Additionally, the Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers (GRSE) were honored with the ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ in this inaugural edition, celebrating their noteworthy contributions to shipbuilding, engineering, and the defense sector, which have played a pivotal role in bolstering India’s maritime capabilities.
Each of the four ‘Durga Bharat Samman’ recipients not only received this esteemed award but was also presented with a cash prize of Rs 1 lakh, a plaque, and a citation. These tokens of appreciation stand as a testament to their exceptional dedication, commitment, and accomplishments in their respective domains.