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Gandhinagar, Monday: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today honoured prominent singers of Indian Classical Music with the prestigious Tana-Riri Music Award and Pt. Omkarnath Music Award, institute by the Government of Gujar, at a glittering ceremony at Girnar Hall of Swarnim Sankul-1 in the Sachivalaya here.

The Tana-Riri Award of the year 2012 was awarded to Smt. Kishori Amonkar and for the year 2013 and Begum Parveen Sultana. The Pundit Omkarnath Music Award of the year 2012 was given to Pundit Jasraj and for the year 2013 to Pundit Rajan and Sajan Mishra.

On the eve of this award ceremony, all of the five singers were honoured by the Chief Minister with copper plaque, shawls and Rs. 5 Lakh.

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Praising all the honoured singers, the Chief Minister said that Government of Gujarat is forever committed to honour artists, musicians and litterateurs in their lifelong journey.

He said that the Indian classical music has incredible and unique heritage the whole world, but we could not make the world recognize such magnificence. The western music could shake the body but it is Indian music which can impress the mind. There is a unique co-ordination of each hourly rage (tune) and tala (beats) and rhythm in Indian music.

Mr. Modi said that music, art and literature should never be dependent to states. It is even not barred by any time limitations. The heritage of Indian music has been strengthened for over centuries and many “Gharanas” did accomplish its culture.

 Tana Riri and Pandit Omkarnath Sangeet Awards

He heartily mentioned that the prestigious work and origin of Tana-Riri Music festival at Vadnagar where they were born.

In the beginning of this ceremony, the Minister of Youth and Culture, Mr. Ramanlal Vora gave outline about both of such prestigious awards, greeted the invitees and honoured singers.

On this occasion, Ministers Mr. Nitinbhai Patel, Mr. Bhupendrasinhji Chudasama, Minister of State Mr. Nanubhai Vanani and officials to the music sector of Gujarat were also present.

 Tana Riri and Pandit Omkarnath Sangeet Awards

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 Tana Riri and Pandit Omkarnath Sangeet Awards

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Cabinet approves Proposal for Implementation of Umbrella Scheme on “Safety of Women”
February 21, 2024

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi approved the proposal of Ministry of Home Affairs of continuation of implementation of Umbrella Scheme on ‘Safety of Women’ at a total cost of Rs.1179.72 crore during the period from 2021-22 to 2025-26.

Out of the total project outlay of Rs.1179.72 crore, a total of Rs.885.49 crore will be provided by MHA from its own budget and Rs.294.23 crore will be funded from Nirbhaya Fund.

Safety of Women in a country is an outcome of several factors like stringent deterrence through strict laws, effective delivery of justice, redressal of complaints in a timely manner and easily accessible institutional support structures to the victims. Stringent deterrence in matters related to offences against women was provided through amendments in the Indian Penal Code, Criminal Procedure Code and the Indian Evidence Act.

In its efforts towards Women Safety, Government of India in collaboration with States and Union Territories has launched several projects. The objectives of these projects include strengthening mechanisms in States/Union Territories for ensuring timely intervention and investigation in case of crime against women and higher efficiency in investigation and crime prevention in such matters.

The Government of India has proposed to continue the following projects under the Umbrella Scheme for “Safety of Women”:

  1. 112 Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) 2.0;
  2. Upgradation of Central Forensic Sciences laboratories, including setting up of National Forensic Data Centre;
  3. Strengthening of DNA Analysis, Cyber Forensic capacities in State Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs);
  4. Cyber Crime Prevention against Women and Children;
  5. Capacity building and training of investigators and prosecutors in handling sexual assault cases against women and children; and
  6. Women Help Desk & Anti-human Trafficking Units.