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Shallu Jindal conferred with Guru Pankaj Das Samman

Bhubaneswar, Nov 30: Kuchipudi exponent 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 recently.

She was presented with the award by Governor Dr SC 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 Debi Prasad Mishra, Bhubaneswar MP and Festival Committee Chairman Prasanna Kumar Patasani, Khurda MLA Rajendra Sahoo and Collector NiranjanSahu also graced the occasion.

Jindal has performed in various famous classical dance festivals nationally and 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 Jindal expressed immense pleasure and reiterated her commitment towards promotion of art and culture. 

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