The renowned music academy Sopori Academy of Music and Performing Arts (SaMaPa) established by legendary musician Pandit Bhajan Sopori announced the exclusive national level honours for the year 2015, during the Academy’s Annual festival, the SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan, one of the topmost classical music festivals that relates to Jammu & Kashmir classical music.
It was during the 11th edition of Academy’s annual festival, the awards were given to the recipient. Among the winners were the PanditRajan Mishra, RavinderKaul, PanditSajan Mishra, MeetaPandit. However, the most noticeable fact was that the winner of prestigious ‘SaMaPa Kala VardhanSamman’ was an NRI Institute.
The NRI Institute was conferred with this award because of their continuous contribution towards growing, developing and promotion India culture, Indian Art and also for connecting Indian Diaspora for the past 25 years. Manu Jagmohan Singh, the Secretary General of the Institute also received an award for his outstanding work and vision towards the growth and development of Indian Art and Culture.