Renowned Rabindra Sangeet exponent from Bangladesh Rezwana Choudhury Bannya was conferred the ICCR distinguished alumni award in Dhaka on Friday.
The award was given away by the High Commissioner of India to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das in a musical function organised by the Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre (IGCC).
Rezwana Choudhury Bannya is widely recognised as a great exponent of Rabindra Sangeet. She is known for her distinctive style of singing. She has established a musical school 'Shurer Dhara' in Bangladesh to carry forward the Guru-Shishya tradition as practised in Shantiniketan.
She is also a recipient of 'Independence Award' which is the highest civilian award of Bangladesh.
Felicitating Rezwana Choudhury Bannya on the occasion, High Commissioner Riva Ganguly Das said that she is a symbol of the friendship and cultural bond between India and Bangladesh. She called upon the students to apply for the recently announced ICCR fellowships.
Distinguished Alumni Award was instituted in 2015 to recognise foreign students who have studied in various Indian Universities under the ICCR sponsored scholarship schemes and made an exemplary contribution in varied fields.
It recognises their contribution towards the promotion of understanding and enhancing goodwill and friendship between India and their respective countries. (AIR)