PRESTIGIOUS NATAKA ACADEMY AWARD TO TTD STAFF
Tirumala, 29 July (P.R.O) Sri M.Venkata Simhachala Shastry working as Harikatha Parayanadar in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Sri Venkateswara College of Music and Dance has been honoured with prestigious Nataka Akademy Award for the year 2010 at New Delhi for his commendable services in the traditional form of art of Harikatha.
Sri Shastri was presented this award by the Academy on 22nd of July at Kamani Auditorium at New Delhi. The award was presented to him by honourable Vice-President of India, Sri Hamid Ansari. Sri Shastri also became one among the few youngest achievers to receive the award and first in the country for his contribution in the ancient art field of Harikatha.
TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam and Joint EO Tirupati Dr.N.Yuvraj appreciated Sri Shastri for this rare honour at his camp office in Tirumala on Friday. Appreciating Sri Shastri TTD EO said, “This reward is not only a moment of pride for all Harikatha Bhagawatars but also to the 10thousand odd employees of TTD”.