On 17 th feb 2016, Shastra University conferred on Udaiyalur Sri Kalyanarama Bhagavathar the degree of Doctor of letters (honoris causa) in recognition of his extraordinary achievements and contribution to Indian arts and culture.
Namasankeerthana Festival December 2016
The Namasankeerthana Festival was conducted by Integrated Academy for Performing Arts, Krishna Gana Sabha and Bhagavatha seva trust from 24-11-2016 to 04-12-2016.
Programs sponsored by Integrated Enterprises Limited, Shriram Group of Companies and City Union Bank.
284 Bhagavathas were honoured with a citation and a cash award till now.
Sri S Janakirama Bhagavathar, Chennai was conferred with Sankirthana Kalanidhi title with a citation and cash award of Rs 20,000 and a Gold medal from Krishna Gana Sabha.
Varadharajapuram Sri Sai Prakash , Mridangam Artist was honoured with Best Percussion Support Artist Award with a cash purse of Rs. 10,000. Sri N Kannan Bhagavathar, Kumbakonam was honoured with best Vocal support award with a cash purse of Rs 10,000 for his dedication.
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha ,T nagar, Chennai, received award for its priceless support in the promotion of Namasankeerthanam.