NALBARI, Aug 7 - The Nalbari district unit of Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad (AJYCP) has resolved to confer the Bhaben Baruah Award for the year 2018 to renowned cine actress Bidya Rao for her lifetime contribution towards the uplift of preforming arts.
The award will be presented to Rao at a function to be held on September 3 at Nalbari Natya Mandir on the occasion of the 10th Bhaben Baruah All Assam Children�s Drama Competition to be held from September 2 to 4. The award consists of a cash award of Rs 10,000, a citation and a seleng sador, among others.The Nalbari district unit of AJYCP has been presenting the Bhaben Baruah Award since 2009. Over the years, the award has been presented to Dulal Roy. The other recipients are Guruji Adya Sarma (2010), Biju Phukan (2011), Nilu Chakravarty (2012), Mahananda Sarma (2013), Jibeswar Deka (2014), Achyut Lahkar (2015), Dharani Barman (2016) and Hemanta Dutta (2017) respectively.