Alpha Bangla initiates Alpha Gaurab awards

MUMBAI: Zee's Bengali presence Alpha Bangla is celebrating the successful completion of its five years with the awards ceremony Alpha Bangla - Alpha Gaurab. The function is aimed at felicitating the talents of the Bengali TV industry.

The channel will also pay tribute to the stalwarts of the industry by giving the Alpha 'sarbottam sambordhana' (Lifetime achievement award) to Ruma Guha Thakurta, Amala Shankar, Geeta De, Shirshendu Mukherjee and Tapas Sen.

Alpha Bangla is reaching out to its viewers through the Alpha Gaurab initiatives as viewers have been given the responsibility to elect the winners in 17 different categories. For this, one lakh forms have been distributed extensively through cable operators through Zee Turner across West Bengal, Playwin booths and distributors of the sponsors.

The event will be held on 26 September at Science City and the channel will telecast the ceremony on 3 October from 7:30 pm onwards, informs an official release. According the release, an interesting highlight will be the presence of all the characters of Alpha Bangla in their respective character get-ups.

The juries for the grand process include Soumya Bandopadhyay (Pratidin), Gautam Bhattacharya (Anandabazar Patrika), renowned actors Arindam Ganguly and Satabdi Roy, Samaresh Majumdar (author) and Arindam Chakraborty (Zee News executive producer), adds the release.

The different award categories are:

Alpha Shrestho Dharabahik, Alpha Shrestho Purush, Alpha Shretsho Naari, Alpha Shrestho Dampatti, Alpha Shrestho Maa, Alpha Shrestho Pita, Alpha Shresthto Koutuk Charitra, Alpha Shrestho Khalo Charitra, Alpha Shreshto Paribar, Alpha Shresthto Santan, Alpha Shrestho Anchor, Alpha Shrestho Pratibha, Alpha Shreshto Parsho Bhumika (Nari), Alpha Shreshto Parsho Bhumika (Purush), Alpha Shreshto Shirso Sangeet, Alpha Sarbopriyo Anushtan, Alpha Chotoder Priyo Anushtan.

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