Satyaram Reang of Tripura honoured with the Padma Shri Award
Satyaram Reang of Tripura has been awarded Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards of the country.
After Thanga Darlong and Beni Chandra Jamatia, Satyaram Reang became the third renowned person from the indigenous community of Tripura to receive such prestigious award in recent years.
Reang, who hails from Santirbazar in South Tripura district, will receive the fourth highest civilian award of the country in the Art category for contribution in indigenous dance.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated all the Padma Awardees and tweeted, “We are proud of all those who have been conferred the Padma Awards. India cherishes their contribution to the nation and humanity at large. These exceptional individuals from different walks of life have brought qualitative changes in the lives of others”.