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Basudev Jalan Memorial award for hendra Padun

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

SIVASAGAR, February 25: Noted litterateur and former chief secretary of Axam Xahitya Xabha, hendra Padun has been chosen for the Basudev Jalan Memorial Award for his literary excellence. The award will be formally presented to hendra Padun on February 28 at a function here at the Thaneswar Dutta Memorial Auditorium of Yuva Dol located beside Borpukhuri. Axom Xahitya Xabha (AXX), in association with Basudev Jalan Memorial Trust, presents the award every two years. It carries a memento, a citation, books and Rs 12,000. The award is conferred on an individual who has contributed towards the growth of language, literature and culture of the ethnic communities in the region. The award-giving ceremony which will be presided by AXX president Dr Dhurbajyoti Bora, will be attended by Imran Shah, former president of AXX, as chief guest while Dr Anil Saikia, president, Sivasagar Zila Xahitya Xabha will grace the occasion as distinguished guest and Gopal Jalan, trustee of Basudev Jalan Memorial Trust as invited guest.

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