Awards & Achievements

Highlights:

Awarded First Division with Distinction in Odissi practical (years 1995, 1996 and 1998) for the Diploma course in Classical Odissi Dance (Sangeet Visharad) from Pracheen Kalakendra, Chandigarh, India.

Received the Nabin Pratibha (New Talent) award from the Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy (Directorate of Culture), Government of West Bengal State, India in 1999.

Awarded the prestigious All India National Scholarship (Senior) for Odissi dance by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India in 2001 (received this at the age of 18; one of the youngest dancers in India to have received this award).

Awarded for her proficiency in Odissi dance in the Prativa Utsav (Talent Festival) organized in 2002 by the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Government of India.

Currently in the panel of artists (graded artist) selected by the national television network of India, Doordarshan (Bangla) for dance and other cultural programs organized by the network.

Appointed as a dance instructor in the Dance Appreciation Course conducted by the Paschim Banga Rajya Sangeet Academy (Directorate of Culture), Government of West Bengal State, India (2002 and 2006).

Appointed as a teacher of Odissi dance (junior level) at the prestigious Dance India - The International Dance Summer School, Manchester, UK (2008).

Currently appointed as a teacher of Odissi dance at the prestigious Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, UK - Indian Institute for Art & Culture.  

 


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