From our Correspondent
HOWRAGHAT, January 28: Amal Prava Das Award, 2013 has been conferred to the first Deputy Chairman of the Mikir Hills District Council, veteran Gandhian and renowned social worker Jardan Pathak. A gorgeous award function was held at Joy Sing Doloi Auditorium hall, Diphu.
While attending as chief guest, Kharsing Engti, HAD Minister, Government of Assam conferred the award to Jardan Pathak. He was awarded with Rs 60,000, seleng chadar, gamusa and sharai. Besides, cheque of Rs 50,000 was given to Pathak by Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).
The Amal Prava Das award was instituted in the year 2013 by the Department of Social Welfare, Government of Assam.
Addressing the award function, Biren Sing Engti, MP of Diphu constituency, highlighted the significant contribution given by Pathak for the the people of Karbi Anglong and society. The award was instituted by the Department of Social Welfare, Government Assam to honour Amal Prava Das for her untiring and priceless contribution.
Amal Prava Das was born in the year 1911 on November 12 in Dibrugarh. She secured first position in the Indian Civil Service examition from Bethune College of Calcutta in the year 1929. She passed B.Sc with distinction from Calcutta Scottish Church College in 1933. Subsequently, Amal Prava Das consecutively and successfully completed the M Sc (In Applied Chemistry) degree under Calcutta University. She was the first Assamese woman M.Sc degree holder in Assam. During the award function, EMs of KAAC, Deputy Commissioner and principal secretary were present.