New Delhi: The second edition of Art and Culture Samman under the title ‘Unity In Diversity’- to the veteran of art and culture in India was organized by the Art And Culture Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce in association with Marwah Studios under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sandeep Marwah.
“Art is an effort to create, beside the real world, a more humane world. A work of art is a scream of freedom. The first step to controlling your world is to control your culture. To model and demonstrate the kind of world you demand to live in. to write the books. Make the music. Shoot the films. Paint the art.” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and initiated the program.
The evening also witnessed a special performance by Padamshree Kathak Guru Shovana Narayan and group. Legendary Padma Vibhushan Katahk Maestro-Pt. Birju Maharaj Ji and renowned Film, theatre & TV Actress Sushma Seth graced the occasion,
Senior Vice President, PHDCCI, Dr D K Aggarwal,immediate Former President, Anil Khaitan; Chairman, Chairperson – PHD Family Welfare Foundation-Ms Anuradha Goel; Chairman – Entertainment Committee Mukesh Gupta; Co-Chairmen, Tourism Committee, Kishore Kaya and Rajan Sehgal and Secretariat led by Yogesh Srivastav were also present there.
The Samman given away to Guru Dr Saroja Vaidyanathan, Guru Dr S Raja Radha Reddy, Guru R K Singhajit Singh, Guru Madhavi Mudgal, Ms Prathibha Prahlad, Guru Sharon Lowen, in the field of dance and to dance critics Ms Leela Venkataraman and Mr Ravindra Mishra
In the area of Music Samman were conferred to Pt. Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Pt. Laxman Krishnarao Pandit, Ustad Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Pt. Vidyadhar Vyas, Ms Malini Awasthi and Ms Deepmala Mohan.
Samman were also given away to Ms Arpana Gaur, Ms Alka Raghuvanshi, Mr Naresh Kapuria, Mr Niren Sengupta, Ms Shruti Gupta Chandra and Mr Sudhir V Phadnes for their contribution in the field of Art-Painting & Sculptures and Ms Laila Tyabji received the Samman in the field of crafts and handicrafts.