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Assam: 23 distinguished Litterateurs honoured with ‘Literary Award and Pension 2023’

During a special ceremony held at Lok Seva Bhawan in Dispur, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma conferred the 'Literary Award and Pension 2023' on Thursday. 

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Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, honours renowned writers on the occasion to mark the 92nd birth anniversary of the renowned litterateur Homen Borgohain, 23 distinguished literary figures from the state were presented with the ‘Literary Award and Pension 2023’ on Thursday. 

During a special ceremony held at Lok Seva Bhawan in Dispur, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma conferred the awards. The litterateurs are as follows: 

  1. Sitaram Basumatary, Sahitya Akademi Award Winner from Baksa
  2. Jaya Deb, Senior Bengali Author from Cachar district 
  3. Champa Lal Sinha, Senior Bishnupriya-Author from Cachar district
  4. Bagen Gogoi, Author and History writer from Dhemaji 
  5. Anupama Naiding, Senior Author, Dimasa Language from Dima Hasao 
  6. Dr. Paritosh Chakkravorty, Author, Researcher from Goalpara 
  7. Dr. Malina Rabha, Author, Researcher from Goalpara 
  8. Jhoola Sharma, Author of Mythology from Golaghat
  9. Cheniram Gogoi, Noted poet from Golaghat 
  10. Dr. Malini, Author of Mythology and Ramayani, Sahitya from Jorhat 
  11. Dr. Akon Chandra Saikia, Senior Writer from Jorhat 
  12. Binanda Sarmah Puzari, Senior Author from Jorhat 
  13. Rai Lakshmi Khound, Senior Writer from Kamrup Metro 
  14. Anil Kumar Boruah, Veteran Writer and Translator from Kamrup Metro 
  15. Dr. Nandita Devi, Prakashan Parishad Sahitya Bota winner from Kamrup Metro
  16. Jayanta Madhab Bora, Sahitya Akademi Award winner 
  17. Renuka Biswas, Noted Bengali writer from Kamrup Metro 
  18. Pratima Nandi Narzaree, Sahitya Akademi Award winner from Kokrajhar 
  19. Bijoy Rabi Das, Noted poet from Tea Garden community from Sivasagar 
  20. Dilip Kumar Barah, Children Literature from Sonitpur 
  21. Gyan Bahadur Kshetri, Nepali writer, Noted author from Sonitpur 
  22. Sumitra Goswami, Senior Poet from Kamrup Metro 
  23. Mohan Sonowal, writer and educationist from Dibrugarh

During the event, CM Sarma mentioned that for the past two years, he has been working towards instituting a literary pension on this day. “We should strive to enhance the calibre of our literature by translating it into various languages”, he added. 

He expressed optimism, stating, “In the near future, we aim to have books on Lachit Borphukan available in all the regional languages of India. These books will be archived in 10,000 college libraries across India, ensuring easy access for individuals in any language, anywhere”.

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