Madhuri Barthwal honored with the Padma Shri award: Madhuri Barthwal, who has been working continuously for years for the preservation and promotion of folk music of Uttarakhand, was honored with the Padma Shri award. He received this honor on the special occasion of Republic Day. Madhuri Barthwal reacted after being honored. Madhuri, who was honored with the Padma Shri award in the field of art and culture, said that she has got the fruit of a lifetime of penance.
In a conversation with a news agency, Barthwal said, “Today when I came to know that I am being awarded Padma Shri, I was very happy. I felt that my penance for so many years was successful and finally got its fruits.
He said that music has that power which binds the entire human race in the thread of unity. He said that neither caste nor religion is seen on the stage of music. Barthwal, who has done research on the topic of raga-ragani in Garhwali songs, said that she has been given this award by her for preserving and promoting thousands of Uttarakhandi folk songs.
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Barthwal, who received Padma Shri award in the field of art and music, was born on 10 June 1950 in Chai Damrada village of Yamkeshwar block of Pauri. He has patronized hundreds of Garhwali, Kumaoni, Jaunsari and Ruhalkhandi songs.
During Kovid, Barthwal has written five books on Garhwali folk music. Earlier in 2018, he has received other awards including President’s Award, Nari Shakti Puraskar, Uttarakhand Ratna and Uttarakhand Bhushan.