International Bhojpuri festival held in Patna
21st July 2013 It was an evening of award and recognitions for many personalities from india and abroad, including mathematician Vashists Narayan Singh, folk singers Malini Awasthi and Manoj Tiwari, were on Sunday awarded for bringing good name to Bhojpuri around the world.
The award was given at International Bhojpuri Mahotsav in which representatives from nearly half a dozen countries, including England, Australia and Mauritius, came.
Members from Mauritius, England, Oman, Nepal, Singapore and Australia had assembled here for the festival that was inaugurated by governor of Bihar DY Patil.
The festival is part of completion of 35 years of establishment of Bhojpuri Academy by the Bihar government for the promotion of Bhojpuri language and culture.
Highlighting richness of the language, chairman of Bhojpuri Academy RK Dubey said more than 25 crore people in 20 countries speak Bhojpuri.
Famous Bhojpuri singers Malini Awasthi, Manoj Tiwari and Mauritius famous singer and actor Devi Risal regaled the audience with their performance.
Personalities who get recognised at International Bhojpuri Mahotsav were -
Mathematician Dr. Vashisht Narayan Singh from Ara
Ramagya Ram from Ara (who was with Late Bhikari Thakur)
sahityakar Akshaywar Dixit from siwan
Dr. Gadadhar singh from Ara
Dr. Arunesh Niran from Devaria
Dr. B.N. Tiwari
Dr. Sarita Buddhu from Mauritious Bhojpuri Sansthan
Dr. Shukla Mohanti
Dr. Narm Deshwar Panday
Mr. Ajit Dube from Maithili Bhojpuri Academy delhi
Bharat Sharma Vyas Lok Gayak from Baksar
Manoj Tiwari Mridul Bhojpuri Actor and Singer
Malini Awasthi Bhojpuri Lok SInger
Dr. Girijanand Singh Visheswar Arvind from Mauritious
Gorakh Prasad Mastana from Betiya
Lok SOhodev from London
Udeshwar Kumar SIngh from London (Founder of Bihariconnect.com)
Singer and actoress Srimati Hosila Devi Resaul from Mauritious
Dependra Kumar from Nepal
Social worker Kanhaiya SIngh
Shivji SIngh from Purvanchal ekta manch
Dr. Indranath Saran