The renowned playback singer Udit Narayan added another illustrious chapter to his legendary career as he was felicitated with the prestigious International Buddha Peace Award and the Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Award for the year 2023. The grand award ceremony, a celebration of peace and humanitarianism, took place on August 27, 2023, at the historic Governor’s House in Kolkata. The event was graced by the presence of West Bengal Governor Dr. C.V. Ananda Bose, who personally bestowed the awards upon the deserving recipients.
The event, a beacon of hope and recognition, celebrated individuals who have dedicated their lives to the noble causes of peace, empathy, and societal betterment. A total of 25 awards were presented at the ceremony, each recognizing exceptional contributions made by individuals from various walks of life.
Organized by the esteemed Maitry Peace Foundation, under the guidance of the late Ven Dhamma Viriyo, the awards underscored the foundation’s commitment to fostering harmonious coexistence and nurturing communal development. The Foundation’s focus on education and the well-being of every child reflects their belief in the potential of a well-nurtured childhood in shaping the destiny of a nation.
The upcoming edition of the awards, set to be hosted in New Delhi, embodies the principles championed by Buddha and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The announcement of the second edition was made by President Surajit Barua of the Maitry Peace Foundation. The ceremony is being organized in collaboration with the Myanmar Embassy and is scheduled to be held at the prestigious Embassy Auditorium Hall in New Delhi.
Looking back at the previous year’s ceremony, the International Buddha Peace Award and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Award shone their light within the distinguished premises of the Governor’s House in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His Excellency Hon’ble Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari graced the occasion and presented awards to remarkable figures, including the legendary singer and composer Anu Malik, Bollywood luminary Rajpal Yadav, and dedicated social advocates Vicky and Rohan Saxena.
The event serves as a platform to honor those who have not only achieved excellence in their respective domains but have also contributed significantly to the betterment of society. Awardees from diverse fields, such as Member of Legislative Council Lalji Prasad Nirmal, Dr. H.K. Goswami from Assam Medical College, Dr. Akash Chakma from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, and social activist Basanta Goswami, have all been celebrated for their impactful contributions.
The forthcoming ceremony in New Delhi is more than a mere award presentation; it is a representation of the enduring values of peace, empathy, and societal progress advocated by Buddha and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. These awards continue to honor their legacy and recognize individuals who actively contribute to shaping a brighter future for society
For those interested in participating, whether by nominating deserving candidates or seeking additional information, the organizers have provided communication lines at 011-4054-3643 / 99116-99446.