The award-giving ceremony took place at the National Theatre Hall of BSA on May 5. President Abdul Hamid handed over the awards to the winners as chief guest. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor attended the ceremony as special guest, while BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky gave the welcome speech.
The winners of this year are: Saleha Chowdhury (dance), Nadira Begum (folk culture), Kazi Borhanuddin (theatre), Sujeyo Shyam (instrumental music), Nikhil Sen (recitation), Syed Abul Barq Alvi (fine art), and Mihir Kumar Nandi (vocal music). The award winners received 1 lakh taka, a gold medal and a certificate each.
Following the discussion session, a cultural programme took place at National Theatre Hall featuring three group dance performances by the artistes of Nrityanchal.