Ranchi, Jan 29 : Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren today said that selection of Sashdhar Acharya and Madhu Mansuri Hansmukh for Padamshri award was a matter of great pride and honour for the state. Earlier, in the day Guru Sashdhar Acharya alongwith cabinet minister Champai Soren met the Chief Minister on a courtesy visit.
Acharya is a resident of Saraikela-Kharsawan district. Congratulating the Guru, Hemant said, he had help in getting international recognition to the Chhau Dance and said that his contribution in the field of arts and culture was an inspiration for the state. The chief minister also congratulated Madhu Mansuri Hansmukh and said that his songs and writings have helped to bring a strong image of Jharkhand on the world platform. (UNI)