Akademi has decided to institute "Ustad Bismillah
Khan Yuva Puraskar" from the year 2006 to be
awarded to artists who have shown/demonstrated conspicuous
talent in the fields of music, dance and drama. Young
outstanding practitioners upto the age of 35 years
will be eligible to be considered for Yuva Puraskar
every year. Age as on the date of nomination received
will be reckoned from 1st April of that year.