Tripuri Folk Artist Tarubala Debbarma Honored with National Award for Promoting Indigenous Culture and Art Forms


Tripuri Folk Artist Tarubala Debbarma has been awarded the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for the year 2020 for her outstanding contribution to the preservation and promotion of Tripuri Folk Art Forms and Culture. The award ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi on 17th February 2023.

Tarubala Debbarma is a highly talented performer and artist from Tripura, known for her exceptional skills in various traditional folk Dances. She has been actively involved in the preservation and promotion of Tripuri Folk Art Forms for more than three decades, and her efforts have been widely appreciated by the art and culture community.

The Sangeet Natak Akademi Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the field of performing arts in India. It is conferred by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, India’s national academy for music, dance, and drama, to recognize and honor individuals who have made exceptional contributions to their respective art forms.

Tarubala Debbarma’s selection for the award is a testament to her exceptional talent and dedication to preserving and promoting Tripuri Folk Art Forms and Culture. Her contributions to the field have not only helped to keep these traditional art forms alive but have also brought them to the mainstream, making them accessible to a wider audience.

In her acceptance speech, Tarubala Debbarma expressed her gratitude towards the Sangeet Natak Akademi for recognizing her work and dedication to Tripuri Folk Art Forms. She also emphasized the importance of preserving indigenous art forms and called for more efforts to be made in this direction.

Overall, Tarubala Debbarma’s award is a proud moment for the Tripuri community and a testament to the rich cultural heritage of Tripura. It is hoped that her recognition will inspire more people to take an interest in the preservation and promotion of indigenous art forms in India.



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