Bhubaneswar: The 27th Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra (GKCM) Award Festival will be hosted online between September 5 and 9.
Srjan will host the OMC GKCM Award Festival live on the Srjan GKCMON Facebook page and YouTube channel at 7.30 p.m. each day.
The festival will be conducted with strict adherence to all COVID-19 guidelines, with virtual attendance of several dignitaries and luminaries from the world of art.
According to a release by Srjan, the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2021 will be presented to veteran theatre artiste Binodini Debi. The Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Yuva Pratibha Samman will be presented to Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal and to Ramachandra Behera for Odissi music (Mardala).
Srjan has dedicated this year’s festival in memory of Guruma, late Laxmipriya Mohapatra, the first ever dancer to perform Odissi on stage.