Assam governor Gulab Chand Kataria conferred civilian awards – Assam Baibhav, Assam Saurav and Assam Gaurav on 21 personalities at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati on March 24 in presence of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The awards were given to those personalities in recognition of their outstanding contributions in the field of health, art and culture, sports, science, agriculture, tourism and entrepreneurship among others.
Assam Baibhav Award was presented to Tapan Kumar Saikia in recognition of his contribution to the field of health care (Cancer Care) and public service. Tapan Kumar Saikia is a renowned oncologist who hails from Naharkatia in the Dibrugarh district. An alumnus of Assam Medical College, he started his career at Tata Memorial Hospital in 1981. He has served as Head of Medical Oncology and Research Director at Prince Aly Khan Hospital and is currently the Director of Oncology Science at Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai.
I am honored to have conferred the highest civilian awards of our state, namely the Assam Baibhav, Assam Saurav, and Assam Gaurav, upon nineteen exceptional individuals who have exhibited prowess in their respective fields. pic.twitter.com/iOQFhB73It
— Gulab Chand Kataria (@Gulab_kataria) March 24, 2023
Assam Saurav Award was presented to five personalities. They are Krishna Roy for his contribution to the field of art and culture (mobile theatre), Gilbertson Sangma for his contribution to the field of sports (football), Nayanmoni Saikia for her contribution to the field of sports (lawn bowls), Binoy Kumar Saikia for his contribution in the field of science, Sashidhar Phukan for his role in the field of healthcare and public service. He is one of the few healthcare specialists who had a major impact on improving healthcare in Majuli.
Moreover, Assam Gaurav was given to 15 personalities in recognition of their outstanding services. They are Dhritimala Deka for their contribution to the field of public service. She has helped with more than 300 cremations to earn the moniker of ‘Smashanbandhu’. She rendered exemplary service during the Covid pandemic. Second is Debajit Barman for his contribution to the field of agriculture and allied (composite farming). Third is Rustom Basumatary for his role in the field of tourism. Fourth is Manje La for his contribution to the field of tourism (agro-tourism).
Attended the 2nd Assam State Civilian Awards Ceremony at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra where the awards were presented by Hon’ble Governor Shri @Gulab_kataria ji
It was most inspiring to be in the midst of 21 distinguished achievers who have made immense contributions in the… pic.twitter.com/e6nl75soMt
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) March 24, 2023
Fifth is Binanda Hatibaruah for his contribution to the field of environment and forest. Sixth is group captain Atul Chandra Barua for his role in the field of social work. He set an example of compassion when he started the Bhavada Devi Memorial Philanthropic Trust in 2011 and opened ‘Seneh’, a home for abandoned, sick and oppressed old women in his plot at Kahilipara. Seventh is Kalyani Rajbongshi for her contribution to the field of entrepreneurship (SHG Worker).
Eighth is Sila Gowala for his contribution to the field of public service (ASHA worker). Ninth is Jogesh Deuri for his contribution to the field of agriculture and allied (sericulture). Tenth is Pankaj Lal Gogoi for his contribution to the field of entrepreneurship (poultry). Eleventh is Sarbeswar Basumatary for his contribution to the field of agriculture (progressive farmer).
Twelfth is Manthang Hmar for his role in the field of agriculture and allies (pineapple farmer and exporter). Thirteenth is Dhruba Jyoti Sarma for his role in the field of agriculture and allied (horticulturist and entrepreneur). Fourteenth is Dayal Goswami for his contribution to the field of mask making and mask acting and the last is Syed Iftikhar Ahmed for his contribution to the field of Anti-AIDS and anti-drug campaigns.
The privileges of the awards include free medical treatment in government hospitals and stay in paying cabins wherever available, free accommodation in state government circuit houses, guest houses and Assam Bhawans, regular invitations to official functions as distinguished guests, Rs 2 lakh as medical expenses for treatment of critical diseases and free travel in ASTC buses provided 24-hour prior information of journey is given.