FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
TANGLA, March 9: bajyoti Baruah, a resident of Kalaigaon and a known ture lover and wildlife activist, who has been actively associated with man-elephant conflict mitigation community level programme at Indo-Bhutan
border villages in Udalguri district for the past decade was conferred with the C Subramaniam Award for Community Leadership by the tiol Foundation for India (NFI) for 2016-17 on March 2 last.
Baruah is one of the eight selected representatives from across the country selected by the NFI for his commendable service in the field of ‘man-elephant conflict’ issue in Udalguri district and his contribution to raise the voice for the protection of wild elephants and safety of human resources.
The award giving ceremony was held at NFI’s office situated at Lodhi Road in New Delhi. The award carries a citation and a cash amount of Rs 50,000. It may be mentioned that NFI an independent grant making and fundraising foundation, with a core mandate to strengthen philanthropy in India for public welfare and social transformation.
Besides voluntarily associating with community level awareness programme on man-elephant conflict mitigation in the region, Baruah has also been instrumental in holding awareness programme of importance of protection of flora and fau at remote villages. Baruah has also produced visual documentary on man-elephant conflict in Udalguri region in 2014. Talking to this correspondent he expressed his gratitude towards NFI for the tiol recognition and observed that he would dedicate his life for the purpose and the award was recognition to his service.