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Korok Biswas
Korok Biswas
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classical semi-classical folk

Here, in this story, Korok Biswas is an Intellectually Challenged Child, the only son of Kallol Biswas & Sarama Biswas. He was born on 17th July 2003 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at his 7.5 Months of age. The journey for Korok’s parents was tumultuous and unbearable at times but the tough c... See More

Kolkata
West Bengal

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Here, in this story, Korok Biswas is an Intellectually Challenged Child, the only son of Kallol Biswas & Sarama Biswas. He was born on 17th July 2003 and was diagnosed with Down Syndrome at his 7.5 Months of age. The journey for Korok’s parents was tumultuous and unbearable at times but the tough challenges, however, compelled them to choose a positive path of development and joy. The little ‘LOTUS BUD’ (KOROK) bloomed up by the passionate nourishment, affections & love of his School, Noble Mission of South Calcutta at Mukundapur- Kolkata, his beloved Dance Teachers, a moral support from entire CCRT team, which inspired him to expose his capability to the entire society, targeting to be a main-stream Dancer. Realizing his inclination to the art of Dance & Music, his parents took this up as a challenge to support him in receiving the formal Trainings in various Dance Forms, which in turn helped him in achieving many accolades and awards as the life-time achievements till date. The journey of success in the Government sector started since Korok achieved the National Scholarship from C.C.R.T (Center for Cultural Resources & Training), under Ministry of Cultural Affairs; Govt. Of India on Gaudiya Nritya on 2014. Now, Korok is an accomplished Dancer who was felicitated with the Pradhan Mantri Bal Shakti Award 2020 (Under National Child Award for Exceptional achievement) from the President & Prime Minister of India, during the Republic Day Celebrations for his contribution in Art and Culture. He is the first ever child with Down Syndrome to ever achieve this award. In 2019, the International Dance Council (CID) under UNESCO acknowledged Korok as their registered dance performer. He was awarded another National Child Award BAL SHREE- 2016 under Ministry of HRD- GOI. Korok is a Senior Diploma holder Dancer from Rabindra Bharati University.

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classical semi-classical folk

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Intellectual Disability

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