Bhubaneswar, March 8(LocalWire): The 25th edition of Guru Pankaj Utsav, the festival of dance, is scheduled to be held from 17th to 21st March at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Adi Guru Pankaj Charan Das Parampara sanmaan instituted by Nalco will be presented to Dr Priyambada Mohanty Hejmadi and Dr Minati Mishra for their contributions to Odissi dance and cultural heritage of Odisha on 17th March. The Mahari Award, instituted by Adi Guru of Odissi, Late Pankaj Charan Das, will be presented to renowned Kuchupudi danseuse Vyjayanthi Kashi on 21st March. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs 50,000 along with a citation and a memento.
The 100th birth anniversary of Adi Guru Pankaj Charan Das is celebrated in association with GKCM Odissi Research Centre.