Bhubaneswar: Noted singer Chitta Jena would be conferred the fourth Prafulla Kar Samman this year.

The honour, instituted by the Prafulla Kar Foundation, is being presented to a pioneer in the field of Odia music. It carries a citation, a memento and a cash prize of Rs 20, 000.

The award will be given away on February 16 marking the 73rd birth anniversary of eminent singer-composer-writer Prafulla Kar.

Apart from this Pala singer Sahadev Bira will be felicitated in continuation of the practice to fete folk artistes.

The award ceremony would be followed by a musical programme in which popular songs of Kar will be performed by artistes.