Narendra Deva Shastri Award to be conferred on Dr Ramesh Chandra Goswami
The Narendra Deva Shastri Memorial Award is given away every year for contribution towards literature, culture, journalism and educational field by the Sonitpur Press Club.
TEZPUR: The Narendra Deva Shastri Memorial Award is given away every year for contribution towards literature, culture, journalism and educational field by the Sonitpur Press Club. The award will be conferred on noted science writer, educationist, translator and retired former Head, Department of Physics, Darrang College, Dr Ramesh Chandra Goswami for the year 2021, in connection with the 93rd birth anniversary of the noted Sanskrit scholar and veteran journalist, Narendra Deva Shastri.
Born in 1950 at village Kaihati in Nalbari district, Dr Goswami passed HSLC from Belsor High School in 1966 securing the 9th position. Then from Cotton College he did his Pre-University, B Sc and M Sc (1972). He did his LLB in 1977 and Ph D in 1989 from Gauhati University. He joined the Department of Physics, Darrang College, Tezpur in 1975 and retired as the Head of Department in 2010.
Dr Goswami also received National Award for Outstanding Efforts in Science and Technology Communication through print media, including books and magazines for the year 2014 by the National Council for Science and Technology Communication of the Union Government at New Delhi.
Dr. Goswami has to his credit till now, more than 22 popular science books, above 900 articles published in various leading magazines and newspapers of Assam, besides, contributing numerous writings to books, dictionaries and encyclopedias in science.
He received three awards from Axam Xahitya Xabha for his books titled Sagaror Katha, Chinaki Bastur Bhitaror Katha and Produshan, and one award from Axom Sishu Xahitya Nyash for the book Rong Rong Nana Rong. He also received awards for children literature (Gajendranath Saharia Award) and for science popularization in Assam (Ghanashyam Goswami Sowarani Award). Some of his prominent books are Hanhi, Bharatiyo Bigyanor Sonali Atit Aru Biwarton, Prithivir Katha, Sakti (both translated for National Book Trust, India), Bigyanor Bornil Diganta, Chokure Nedekha Dooronite, among others.