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 7.5 Months of age. The journey for Korok’s parents was tumultuous and unbearable at times but the tough challenges, however, c... See More
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 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 of the passionate nourishment, affection & love of his School, the Noble Mission of South Calcutta at Mukundapur- Kolkata, his beloved Dance Teachers, moral support from the 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 formal Training in various Dance Forms, which in turn helped him in achieving many accolades and awards as lifetime achievements to date. The journey of success in the Government sector started when Korok achieved the National Scholarship from C.C.R.T (Center for Cultural Resources & Training), under the 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 the National Child Award for Exceptional achievement) by the President & Prime Minister of India, during the Republic Day Celebrations for his contribution to 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 the Ministry of HRD- GOI. Korok is a Senior Diploma holder Dancer from Rabindra Bharati University.