The Government of Andhra Pradesh has been presenting 'Hamsa Awards' since 1999, to artists with outstanding contribution in the fields of Literature, Music, dance, Painting/Sculpture, and Folk Arts/Tribal Arts. Each award carries a cash prize of Rs. 30,000/- a gold plated Hamsa memento, a shawl and citation signed by Honorable Chief Minister, who is the chief patron of the council. For the year 2003 the Government has constituted a screening committee with Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, M.P., as Chairman, Justice K. Punnaiah and Prof G.V. Subrahmanyam, Vice-Chancellor, Potti Sriramulu Telugu University as the members and Sri.Arja Srikanth, I.R.T.S., Director of Culture as convenor. The 5th Hamsa awards presentation function was organized jointly by the A.P. State Cultural Council and Department of Culture on 1st August, 2003.
|Literature||Sri. Kalipatnam Ramarao|
|Music||Sri. Nadunuri Krishna Murthy|
|Painting/Sculpture||Sri. K. Lakshma Goud|
|Folk Art||Smt. Chindu Yellamma|
|Literature||Dr. S.T. Jnananda Kavi|
|Music||Sri. Nukala Chin Satyanarayana|
|Drama||Sri. Achanta Venkataratnam Naidu|
|Painting||Dr. Kapu Rajaiah|
|Folk Art||Sri. Vanarasa Ramakrishna|
|Tribal Art||Sri. Mesram Somji|
|Literature||Sri. Uppala Satyanarayanacharya|
|Music||Sri. Annavarapu Ramaswamy|
|Dance||Smt. Maddali Ushagayatri|
|Sculpture||Prof. Yekka Yadagiri Rao|
|Folk Art||Sri.A.C.Chandra Sekhar|
|Literature||Dr. Vasireddy Seethadevi|
|Music||Sri. Palagummi Viswanadham|
|Drama||Sri. Ponnala Ramasubbareddy|
|Folk Art||Sri. K.Surya Bhagavantharao|
|Literature||Dr. Boyi Bheemanna|
|Music||Sri. Puranam Purushothama Sastry|
|Painting||Sri. Kondapalli Seshagiri Rao|
|Folk Art||Smt. Vedurumudi Bhadrakali|
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The award is given to 11 persons who have rendered service of high excellence in drama, poetry, prose, novel and fine arts carries a cash prize of Rs. 10,116/- each by Pottisree Ramulu Telugu University.
This award is given to only one person for his excellence in fine arts, Telugu literature and cultural activities. The award carries a cash prize of Rs. 50,000/-.
This pursakaram is given from the interest money accruing on endowments. The award is given to 25 persons for their excellence in different fields. The Dharmanidhi Puraskaram carries a cash prize of Rs. 1,116/- each by Pottisreeramulu Telugu University.
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