The national anthem of Bangladesh has been given a Sanskrit makeover on the eighth death anniversary of the Assam's cultural icon Bhupen Hazarika.
Ranjan Bezbaruah is the man behind an 11-song audio album released, which also accommodates the Sanskrit version of Aamaar Shonar Bangla, the national anthem of Bangladesh that was written and composed by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.
The Andhra Pradesh government has been forced to withdraw an order to rename the ‘APJ Abdul Kalam Pratibha Puraskar Awards’ after the CM’s father, the late YSR Reddy, following sharp criticism from the opposition.
The award was earlier known as ‘Prathibha Awards’, but the name was changed to honour former president and ‘missile man of India’ APJ Abdul Kalam by the previous government.
The award is presented to meritorious Class 10 students on November 11, celebrated as National Education Day on the eve of Moulana Abul Kalam Azad’s birth anniversary.
The best performing students are awarded merit certificates, a memento and scholarships to meet higher education costs.