Renowned Bharatanatyam exponent Priyadarsini Govind received the prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi award for Bharatanatyam at a glittering ceremony held in the Durbar Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan. The SNA Fellowships and Awards were presented to the awardees by President of India Pranab Mukherjee on 28 May 2013.
In the cultural programmes organised by SNA to feature the awardees, Priya presented on 30th June select items from the margam -- the pada varnam “Sami ninnekori nanura”, the Kshetrayya padam “Indendu vachchitivira”, and the javali “Apudu manasu” a composition of Patnam Subramania Iyer. Priyadarsini is a disciple of eminent gurus -- Kalanidhi Narayanan and the late S.K. Rajarathnam Pillai.