UDALGURI, Oct 27 - Late Binai Khungur Basumatari Trust, Harisinga, of Udalguri district has invited entries from deserving Bodo personalities for the fourth Binai Peace Award for 2016. The award carries cash amount of Rs 50,000, a chadar and a certificate.
Eva Bandana Basumatari, one of the trustees, told this correspondent that the nominee must be a citizen of India belonging to the Bodo community and residing in any part of the country. The nominee must have made a profound difference or sustainable impact excelling in the field of social change or humanities, politics, literature, culture, sports or in the service of the government and people, a press release of the trust stated.
The press release added that the nominee must have made a sustainable achievement in life to be a role model or champion for the Bodo children.
The entry must ensure that the nominee is not convicted of any offence, the press release stated, adding that any deserving person whoever thinks himself or herself deemed fit for such an award may send nomination by filling in the required form.
It is worth mentioning that the trust has already awarded three Bodo personalities - Hiracharan Narzinari, a historian, Sulekharani Basumatari, a Bodo singing icon and Mohit Suni, an artist - in 2013, 2014 and 2015, respectively.