GUWAHATI, Oct 16 - Amongst those who have contributed significantly towards the growth of the Assamese film industry is noted director and actor Abdul Majid. Majid, who has stamped his prowess and versatility through numerous films, will be honoured with the Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Sanman at a function scheduled for October 23 from 5 pm on the school premises at Noonmati. This award carries a cash prize of Rs 25,000, a citation and other gifts.
The Assam Jatiya Bidyalay fellowship will be presented to artist Neelpawan Barua at the same function. The fellowship is for two years with a monthly support of Rs 5,000.
Announcing the names of the stalwarts on Sunday at a press conference held at the school premises, Dr Narayan Sarma, secretary (honorary) of Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Educational and Socio Economic Trust said that these honours are just small gestures on the part of the trust towards recognizing the efforts of the individuals who have enriched the cultural landscape and contributed towards the development of the society.
�Since 2014, we have been honouring those individuals who have contributed in various fields with our Assam Jatiya Bidyalay Sanman, and for this year our unanimous choice was Abdul Majid. With his acting and directional skills, he has brought laurels to the State,� said Dr Sarma, adding that apart from his professional success, Majid has established himself as a responsible citizen with a humanitarian approach towards life.
Dr Sarma, referring to the fellowship, said that it is just a humble effort to honour and support the artist who has not only imprinted his creativity and originality, but has also chalked out his own unique style in the domain of modern art. �Neelpawan Barua is an amazing personality. As an artist and a human being, he is very sensitive. His works have greatly enriched the field of modern art,� said Dr Sarma.
It needs to be mentioned that the trust will present scholarships to 10 selected students from other Jatiya Bidyalays across Assam who have excelled in the HSLC exam. The scholarships will be presented on October 22 at a function to be held from 4 pm at the school.