IMPHAL, May 28: The Manipur State Kala AkadEmi is holding the Akademi Award presentation ceremony for the year 2009 on May 30 at 4pm at Jawharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy`™s auditorium, according to its press release.
Governor, Gjurubachan Jagat and the chairman of Manipur State Kala Akademi will be the chief guests and present the awards. Rk Jhalajit Singh, Padmashree will preside over the function, it added.
Every year, the Akademi honours outstanding artists and scholars in different fields by conferring fellows and awards. The award carries cash of Rs7000 along with a Tamarapatra and certificate. The fellows and awards for the year 2009 are seventeen including two fellows. Normally, the number of awards is sixteen including two fellows. However, for the year 2009, the General Council of Manipur State Kala Akademi decided to confer an additional award namely Hon`™ble Mention for that year only, it further added.