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BHUBANEWSWAR: Kuchipudi exponent and President of JSPL Foundation Shallu Jindal has been conferred with prestigious Guru Pankaj Das Samman for her outstanding contributions and achievements in the field of Indian Classical Dance, Kuchipudi. She was presented with the award by Governor of Odisha Dr. S C Jamir in the valedictory ceremony of Khordha Zilla Lok Utsav 2016 organised by ASWASANA.
She is the first recipient of this Award. Among others State Industries Minister Devi Prasad Mishra, MP & Festival Committee Chairman Dr. Prasanna Ku. Patasani, MLA Rajendra Sahoo, Collector Niranjan Sahu also graced the occasion.
Smt. Jindal has performed in various famous classical dance festivals nationally & internationally and has dedicated her life to contribute towards the ennoblement of the Indian Classical Dance form Kuchipudi globally. She is the Chairperson of the prestigious National Bal Bhavan (NBB), President of JSPL Foundation spearheading the CSR initiatives of the conglomerate, and the Vice President of the ‘Flag Foundation of India’.
Receiving the award Ms. Jindal expressed immense pleasure & reiterated her commitment towards promotion of Art & Culture. She conveyed her high regards to the organisers of the Khordha Lok Utsav for the honour and attributed the award to the blessings of Lord Jagannath and the love of people of Odisha. Odisha is endowed with a glorious tradition of Art & culture and has been always an inspiration for her, added Ms. Jindal.
Ms. Jindal has also been honoured with ‘Devdasi National Award’ and ‘Naatyasree’ Title at the Devdasi Nrutya Mandir and the 6th All India Classical Dance Festival by Nataraj Music & Dance Academy & a member of International Dance Council, UNESCO, respectively.