The Indira Gandhi National Open University’s (IGNOUs) Literary and Cultural Forum (ILCF), on the eve of 67th Independence Day of the country shall host a cultural programme inviting the recipient of gold medal (President award) Mr. Samit Kumar Mallick for a performance of Dhrupad, Thumari and Vidyapati songs.
The event shall be organized in the convention centre of the university’s headquarters on 14 August 2013 at 3:30 p.m.
Mallick is a young singer from the Darbhanga Gharana and a disciple of renowned Dhrupad maestro Late Pt. Vidur Mallick, Pt. Ram Kumar Mallick and Pt. Prem Kumar Mallick. Recipient of several other awards, Mallick has performed in several festivals of Dhrupad, Khayal, Thumri, and Vidyapati songs organized by N.C.Z.C.C Allahabad, Patna Doordarshan, Art & Cultural Dept., Govt of Bihar, Tourism Dept. Govt of Bihar, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Patna, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Dhrupad Akademi, Allahabad etc..