Chinnamanur J.Krishna Kumar, resident of Chennai and alma mater of the prestigious Kalakshetra Foundation received Swarna Kamal National Award from Shri.Alphons Joseph Kannanthanam (Rajyasabha M.P.), Union Minister of State for Culture and Tourism at a formal event at A.P.Shinde Auditorium, NASC Complex, Pusa, New Delhi on 2nd February, 2019 organised by the World Divine Conclave 2019. Shri.Burra Venkatesham IAS, Principle Secretary, Tourism & Culture- Govt of Telangana; Shri.Sanjay Singh (Rajya Sabha M.P.); Padmashree D.R.Karthikeyan IPS, Former Director of Central Beureu of Investigation (CBI), Shri.Satya Pal Singh (Minister of State for Human Resources Development), Shri.Manish Sisodia (Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi) and others were present. The award is presented to him for his exceptional 25 years of service in the Classical Dance – Bharathanatyam and popularising Bharathanatyam by performing in more 15 countries. Chinamanur J.Krishna Kumar became the First male classical dancer from Chennai receiving this honor.
Speakers who attended World Divine Conclave 2019 were His Holiness Acharya Dr.Lokesh Muni (Founder President, Ahimsa Vishwa Bharati), Swami Vrajendra Nandan Das Prabhu (National Director, ISKCON), Rt. Rev. Dr.A.C.Solomon Raj (C.S.I.Bishop of Medak Diocese in Hyderabad), Sufi Syed Yasir Guldezi (The Messenger of Garib Nawaz), Shri. Adarsh Sastri (MLA – Dwarka, NCT of New Delhi), Sister Asha Ji (Director, Brahma Kumaris), Dr.Indra Narain Singh (Head of Buddhist Studies), Singh Sahib Giani Ranjit Singh (Head Priest, Gurudwara Bangala Sahib), Dr.Mufti Mukaram Ahmed (Shahi Imam, Fateh Puri Masjid).
The inauguration ceremony was done by Shri.Dr.Vijay G.Prabhakar (President of World Divine Conclave), welcome address by Shri.Ajeet Singh (Vice President of World Divine Conclave). Keynote address by Shri.Burra Venkatesham IAS, Principal Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Telangana. The conclave was moderated by Shri.Subash Verma, Director General, World Divine Conclave.
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(Chinnamanur J.Krishna Kumar lives in 13/16, Anna Avenue, Adyar, Chennai – 600020)