Lamakaan to get 28th Yudhvir Foundation Memorial Award

The 28thYudhvir Foundation Memorial Award recipient is Lamakaan - Hyderabad's unique centre for creativity that celebrates freedom of expression in all forms. It has evolved as an iconic democratic and progressive cultural venue in the city.

Shri Jayesh Ranjan IAS – Principal Secretary-IT, Industry & Commerce, Government of Telangana will present the Award on Tuesday April 30th at 6.30pm at KLN Prasad Auditorium, FTCCI, Red Hills, Lakdi-Ka-Pul, Hyderabad. The award includes a citation and cash award of Rs.1,00,000.00 (one lakh only).

Brainchild of Ashhar Farhan, Biju Mathew, Humera Ahmed and ElaheHiptoola, Lamakaan opened its doors on 13th March 2010.

Its programming is consciously centered around conversations that matter to the people. From hosting performances that raise questions on gender, politics, tribal rights and LGBTQ concerns, to events that would otherwise not have found a platform elsewhere.

In just a few years, Lamakaan transformed an old family home into a throbbing hub of culture. It has been the birthplace for popular clubs including their own initiatives — start-up Saturday, Sunday organic bazaar, pechakucha, handloom exhibition, night school and LARC (Lamakaan Amateur Radio Club).

To date, it has hosted more than 777 plays, 809 talks, 750 workshops, 481 music and dance performances, 309 art shows and 383 movie screenings among other events. The Trustees of Yudhvir Foundation laud Lamakaan's spirit and passion and are pleased to present its founders the 28th Yudhvir Memorial Award.

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