New Delhi: On the occasion of Asom Divas or Assam Day, the state Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday announced to confer the most prestigious 'Asom Baibhav' award to the industrialist Ratan Tata.
He made this announcement in Delhi.
Taking to micro-blogging site, the Sarm said, ''Delighted to announce that the Government of Assam has decided to confer its highest civilian award, Assam Baibhav, to @RNTata2000 Chairman, @tatatrusts for his exceptional contribution towards furthering cancer care in Assam.''
Asom Baibhav award is the biggest award of the state.
Ratan Tata is the chairman of the Tata group and the respected industrialist in the world. He served as the chairman of Tata groups from 1990-2012.
Asom Divas or Assam Day is celebrated on 2 December to commemorate the rule of Chalong Sukapha.