Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced the names of 23 renowned personalities to be given Yash Bharti award this year.
Prominent awardees include Bhajan singer Anup Jalota, lyrics writer Sameer, singer Rekha Bharadwaj, classical singer Rajan and Sajan Mishra, Olympian Ashok Kumar and Paramveer Chakra awardee Yogendra Singh Yadav.
The award constitutes Rs 5 lakh in cash, a shawl and a citation.
Among the award winners eight people are sportspersons from the state.
Other to be awarded are Commando Abhishek Yadav, Alaha singer Vansh Gopal Yadav, Bhojpuri Birah singer Hiralal Yadav, boxer Dharmendra Singh, wrestlers Bhagat Singh,Lal Bachan Yadav and Vijay Pal Yadav, writers Devi Prasad Pandey and Mata Prasad Tripathi, Sarod player Vikas Maharaj, social worker Ramesh Bhaiya, Judo player Munnawar Anjan, shayar Bekal Uthasahi, chess player Sweta Priyardarshi, rowing player Rajesh Kumar Yadav and educationist Jagdish Gandhi. UNI MB PR VP1308 NNNN
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