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Mahim Bora receives Ganesh Gogoi Award, 2014

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

GAON, March 28: Veteran story teller and distinct poet, popularly known as ‘Rangazinya’ poet of the State, Mahim Bora was conferred the Ganesh Gogoi Award, 2014 by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Saturday at a function held at the Khagen Mahanta auditorium in gaon. The award comprised Rs 1 lakh and other gits.

Soon after receiving the award, the eminent litterateur said, “It is an ormental time of my life in which I could receive a prestigious award like the Ganesh Gogoi Award.” Highlighting his attachment with the poems of the great poet Ganesh Gogoi in his early age, Bora further said that it was not possible for him to receive this award without the almighty’s blessings.

Bora said that everyone should dream of success in life and work hard to turn that dream into reality. He pointed out that the poet Ganesh Gogoi was a worshiper of eterl love and he had written various poems on love which was platonic and eterl rather than physical. Bora also expressed concern over the rising crimes against women in the State. On the other hand, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, while addressing the function, said that he had family ties with the great poet Ganesh Gogoi. gaon and his birthplace Jorhat had a close connection as Mumai Tamuly Borua had set up gaon in the past. He referred gaon as an epicentre of Assamese culture and art. From this land the great saint Srimanta Shankardeva started his mission to build the greater Assamese society. He, however, said that although the Ganesh Gogoi Award function had earlier been held in Guwahati, this time due to Mahim Bora’s old age and ailments, the function was held in gaon.

In the function ministers Rokibul Hussain, Sarat Borkataki and Bismita Gogoi, MP Gourav Gogoi, MLA Dr Durlav Chamua and Junjuli Borua and other high officials of State Cultural Affairs Department were present.

Earlier, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi laid the foundation stone of the newly declared gaon Engineering College at Samaguri Ragara which is estimated at a cost of Rs. 40.35 crore. In a meeting on the occasion, Gogoi said that earlier in the entire State there were only two engineering colleges. But after his government came to power, the State had seen development in all avenues. Assam now had around 10 engineering colleges.

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