LAKHIMPUR: A pioneer publication institution of Lakhimpur district, Natun Sur Prakashan Parishad on Thursday declared the names of the recipients of its prestigious awards for 2020. Notably, the publication institution has conferred ‘Sahityajyoti’ and ‘Kotha Baibhav Bota’ to the noted literary figures of the State since 2006.
Jiten Baruah, the director of Natun Sur Prakashan Parishad, informed through a press release that the editor of the popular magazine Prantik, prominent writer and journalist Pradip Baruah and Padma Shri Surya Hazarika would receive the Sahityajyoti Bota for this year. On the other hand, a strong writer of the young generation, Tunujyoti Gogoi will receive the Kotha Boibhava Bota.
The press release stated that Pradip Baruah had been leading an intellectual movement in the State by publishing and editing a popular magazine like Prantik while Padma Shri Surya Hazarika had contributed much to Assamese literature by editing, authoring and publishing several historic and intellectual books. The contribution of Surya Hazarika is praiseworthy with the production and direction of several documentaries on the noted personalities of the State, along with Assamese movies, and with his leadership in establishing the Sahityarathi Laksminath Bezbaruah Sangrahalaya in Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra.
On the other hand, Tunujyoti Gogoi has contributed to Assamese literature with his readable and much-discussed books like Chakariphenti Buranjir Najwala Adhyay and Piritir Nisiga Dhar.
The awards will be conferred to these three winners at a special programme to be held in the Mangalmoy Grantha Utsav-2020, organized by Mangalbodh Jagaran Kendra, the associate institution of Natun Sur Prakashan Parishad, in North Lakhimpur town from March 11 to March 15, said Jiten Baruah.