Ahmed Ali Baskandi Award presented
GUWAHATI, March 1: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi presented Ahmed Ali Baskandi Award-2015 to veteran teacher and philanthropist Maula Taibur Rahman Barbhuiya at a function held at Rabindra Bhawan on Monday evening. The award carries a citation, robes (anga bastra), sarai and Rs 1 lakh and the award has been instituted to promote commul harmony. Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister Gogoi said, “Humanity is the greatest virtue and his government is according top priority to the promotion of humanity by encouraging harmony among all sections of people irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.” Service to mankind is the crux of all religions and his government is serving the mankind over and above everything else by ensuring the welfare of everybody, Gogoi stated adding he said that the freedom struggle led by Mahatma Gandhi was actively participated by people of all religions and the country is marching ahead embracing everybody irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.
Chief Minister Gogoi said for ages people belonging to all religions have been living in Assam amiably and contributing to strengthen the demographic mosaic of the State, adding he said that it is also duty of the Government to see that this age-old amity gets stronger by each passing day and no genuine citizen is harassed in the State. Maula Taibur Rahman Barbhuiya the award winner while speaking on the occasion, expressed his gratitude for instituting the Award after Ahmed Ali Baskandi.