The ‘Urmila Award’ was instituted on the 8th August 2020 by Inner Search Foundation.
The Urmila Award is instituted in memory of the late Mrs Urmila Kapoor, mother of Shri Pawan Kapoor, the founder of the Inner Search Foundation.
The objective of this award is to recognize and encourage creativity and excellence in the field of Light Music (vocal) which includes Bhajans, Ghazals and any other Hindi songs. It aims at encouraging and supporting individuals and/or groups who may be pursuing vocal music. This is an annual award, open every year on 18 September to 31 November.