GUWAHATI: The Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution, 2021, goes to the Assam Branch of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust, renowned writer Dr Nirod Kumar Baruah and the Shillong Chamber Choir. Vice President of India M Venkaiah Naidu will give away the award at a function here on October 3, 2021. The award carries Rs 5 lakh, a citation and an angabastram.
Since January 9, 1946, when Gandhiji visited Assam and got the Trust set up in Guwahati, the Assam branch of Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust has been working for rural women and children.
Now based in Germany, Dr Nirod Kumar Baruah had his masters in History and Political Science from Kashi Hindu University and M Phil from Bonn University in Germany. He has many books on Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi to his credit. Set up in 2001, Shillong Chamber Choir has become famous internationally for its choruses.