TagorePrize for Social Achievement 2020. Winner

TagorePrize for Social Achievement 2020 was conferred to His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said, the late Sultan of Oman and The People of Oman and from India Sandip Soparrkar a renowned dancer choreographer.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said

By posthumously rewarding His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said for his astounding lifelong efforts and legacy as a peacemaker, His Majesty’s velvety diplomatic mediation of complex domestic and world affairs resulting in successful peaceful resolutions, TagorePrize would like to emphasize – A Peacemaker never dies; living forever in our hearts and illuminating paths in all of us. Rabindranath Tagore statuette will be awarded to his successor His Majesty Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, Sultan of Oman.

Sandip Soparrkar

From India, Sandip Soparrkar, a renowned dancer choreographer, was chosen for the Social Achievement Prize for his contribution to the betterment of society through his initiative “Dance for a Cause”. Commended for creatively using dance as a medium to bring awareness on the values of the society, consequently serving humanity by alleviating global problems such as domestic violence, acid attacks, drug abuse, AIDS, cancer care, care for seniors, adoptions, and animal protection, etc. Rabindranath Tagore statuette will be presented to Sandip Soparrkar.

On hearing the announcement he expressed “I am overwhelmed to receive Rabindranath Tagore Social Achievement Award 2020 for my worldwide initiative Dance for a Cause, I am humbled that this honor for the very first time is given to a dancer-choreographer. I feel privileged, excited, and thankful as I know prestigious award brings with it lots of responsibility and duties and today I promise that I will do my best to keep the prestige of this honor alive.”

In conclusion, Sandra de Castro Buffington, TagorePrize Advisory Board and Hollywood story whisperer from the USA sends a special message saying “It is an honor to join Rabindranath Tagore Literary Prize team in recognizing humanity’s highest values depicted in literature, art, and world leadership. These forms of wisdom, truth, and beauty have the power to awaken us to a higher image of human potential and to make every life count. We celebrate the Prize winners in creating a more peaceful, enlightened, and just world.”

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