National Awards ceremony was held at New Delhi. Actor Prakash Raj,
Priyadarshan were honoured by Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil,
President of India.
Prakash Raj was honoured as 'Best Actor" for his awe-inspiring
performance in offbeat film Kanchivaram while Priyadarshan was
awarded as 'Best Filmmaker" for the same film. Music director
Shankar Mahadevan bagged 'Best Male playback singer" for his
enchanting song 'Maa" of Taare Zameen Par.
The Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Smt. Ambika
Soni, the Ministers of State for Information and Broadcasting, Shri
Mohan Jatua and Dr. S. Jagathrakshakan and the Director,
Directorate of Film Festivals, Shri S.M. Khan were also present for
Director Priyadarshan is much elated with this prestigious award
and had wished more good films from Indian film industry must be
promoted all throughout the globe.