Neihunuo Sorhie, Moa Subong from nagaland conferred Padma Shri
Neihunuo Sorhie and Moa Subong from Nagaland have been conferred Padma Shri Award 2023 for their contribution in the field of Arts.
The two were among the 106 Padma awardees announced by the Ministry of Home Affairs on the eve of Republic Day.
Sorhie is a two-time recipient of National Handloom Award in 2007 and 2022 for her art work (handicraft) and represented India in Paris, France, where she showcased her works at Le BHV Marais.
Founding member of Abiogenesis, a folk fusion band from Nagaland, Subong is an eminent musician who invented Bamhum, a musical instrument made of bamboo. He also started a new music genre called Howey.
President of India Droupadi Murmu on Wednesday approved conferment of 106 Padma Awards, including three duo cases for 2023. The list comprise of six Padma Vibhushan, nine Padma Bhushan and 91 Padma Shri Awards. A total of 19 awardees are women, two persons from the category of Foreigners/NRI/PIO/OCI and seven Posthumous awardees, said the update.
The President of India will confer the awards at a ceremony in the month of March or April.
Padma Vibhushan is awarded for exceptional and distinguished service; Padma Bhushan for distinguished service of high order; and Padma Shri for distinguished service in any field.