Science writer Khiradhar Baruah awarded in Tezpur
The Narendra Deva Shastri Memorial Award for contributions towards literature, culture, journalism and educational field respectively for the year 2022 was conferred on science writer and educationist, Khiradhar Baruah
TEZPUR: The Narendra Deva Shastri Memorial Award for contributions towards literature, culture, journalism and educational field respectively for the year 2022 was conferred on science writer and educationist, Khiradhar Baruah at a special award giving function organised in connection with the 94th birth anniversary of the noted Sanskrit scholar and veteran journalist Narendra Deva Shastri by the Sonitpur Press Club, Tezpur at Tezpur Xahitya Xabha Bhawan.
The programme started with lighting of the earthen lamp by Kanaklata Devi, wife of late Narendra Deva Shastri and it was followed by floral tributes at the portrait of noted Sanskrit scholar Narendra Deva Shastri by Tezpur MLA Prithiraj Rabha and other dignitaries.
Khiradhar Baruah, a multi-dimensional literary personality, has to his credit till now, more than 10 popular science books, above 1,000 articles published in various leading magazines and newspapers of Assam, besides contributing numerous writings to books in science. Khiradhar Baruah also received National Award for Best Science and Technology coverage in Mass Media 2004 awarded by NCSTC Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.
Receiving the award, Khiradhar Baruah appreciated the noble effort of Sonitpur Press Club to keep alive the ideology of Sanskrit scholar and veteran journalist Narendra Deva Shastri by organising such event in his memory. It was followed by an oration programme which was presided over by Subhash Chandra Biswas, president of Sonitpur Press Club which was graced by a host of noted dignitaries including the chief speaker of Narendra Deva Shastri Memorial Oration Programme Dr Ramesh Chandra Goswami, Noted educationist and Science writer.
Attending the programme, Tezpur MLA Prithiraj Rabha spoke on the life of Narendra Deva Sastri and importance of the event and the contribution and dedication of the Sanskrit Pandit Narendra Deva Shastri. In the event, three noted personalities of Tezpur, lawyers Iskey Alom, Khemraj Adhikari and Amiya Kumar Saikia was felicitated with a citation, a memento and a seleng. Apart from this, three books of poems titled 'Barna Matrika', 'Swapnar Swarabarna' and 'Chandini ki Jaladhwani' written by Naju Hatikakati Baruah were released.