Kathmandu- Senior singer and lyricist Chandrakala Shah has been honored with ‘Dirgha Sadhana Samman 2080’. This honor was given in recognition of her singing contribution for 4 decades in the third edition of the ‘Himalaya International Award’ held in the capital on Saturday.
Foreign Minister NP Saud, actresses Bhuwan Chand, Chait Devi, Bashundhara Bhushal and others gave her the honor along with cash in the program.
Journalist Hem Subedi, Sanukaji Shrestha, Rajendra Luintel, Surya Chand, Suman Sapkota, Shivram Bhandari and photojournalist Mohammad Jalim were also honored in the program organized by Women’s Era and Media Group Pvt Ltd Nepal.
Similarly, Vasundhara Lama, Savitri Lama, Surendra Prasad Sanjel, Hikmat Karki from Himalayan Social Personality Award-2079, Prince Prashant Singh Thapa from Himalayan Child Social Activist Award, Hari Singh Thapa from Himalayan Sahitya Sadhana Award, Savita Shrestha ‘Vehosi’, Sheetal Kadamwini and Hemant Niraula , Ravi Karki, Saroj Sharma, Babita Shrestha and Liladhar Bhattarai were honored with the Himalayan Film Award.
In the program, Krishna Gayre, Gyanendra Shahi, Taraveer Pandey, Ajay Kumar Bista, Himalayan Art Sadhana and Social Service Award, Gyanendra Bahadur Khadka, Krishna KC, Rajendra Khatri and Arjun Giri, Himalayan Art Sadhana Award was awarded to Achyuta Bajgai, while Bharat Putuwar of Shiv Kailash Kala Mandir was awarded the Himalayan Art Sadhana Award. , Raswita Rizal, Chetkumari Karki and Roshan Budhathoki received letters of appreciation and Sumit Rajak, Tshering Bhote received tokens of love.
In the program, senior musician Raju Singh, singer Shishir Yogi received the mark of love. Madhavraj Kharel, Kulendra Bishwokarma, Smriti Shahi, Hemraj Dagi, Niruta Khatri, Nima Lama Pakhrin, and Eliziva Purja were among the jurors.
Chairman Ganesh Subedi said that the award, which was started with the aim of honoring creators, has been organized regularly for a few years.
Nawal Khadka, President of Film Producers Association, President of Nepal Cultural Association Tirtha Thapa, Distinguished Artist Laya Sangraula, Uttam KC, President of Songwriters Association Basant Vityasi Thapa, Writers Amar Vantu, Janak Rawal, Radha Bhandari, Shailendra Chapagain, Singer Devika Vandana, in collaboration with Music Theater Pragya Foundation. , Sarika Ghimire, Artist Pragya Joshi, Sushma Karki, Kavita Gelal, Nick Sharma, Senior Film Journalist Vijayratna Tuladhar, President of Film Journalists Association Samir Valami, Vice President Kuver Giri, General Secretary Raghunath Sapkota and many other personalities were present.
More than three dozen artists also received awards at the ceremony.