GUWAHATI, Aug 20: Assam jourlist Samudra Gupta Kashyap will be conferred with the Sarhad’s Bhupen Hajarika Award 2015. A press release said on Thursday.
Stating that the selection committee has unimously selected Kashyap for the award keeping in view his commendable and fearless service in the field of jourlism, it added that award will be given to him in a function to be held in Pune on August 22. Renowned filmmaker Jahnu Barua is likely to preside the function whereas former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde will present the award.
It may be mentioned that Sarhad constituted this award in the year 2015 after Music Maestro Dr. Bhupen Hazarika and it consists of a cash amount of Rs 51, 000, a momento and a citation. In the past this award has been conferred to filmmaker Jahnu Barua and renowned actor Prof. Ratan Thiyam.