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Manju Rani Barkataki gold medal awarded


JALUKBARI, Nov 26 - The 2nd Manju Rani (Goswami) Barkataki Memorial Gold Medal Award Ceremony, 2016 was held at the Phanidhar Datta Seminar Hall, Gauhati University today. The Department of Anthropology in Association with the GU Alumni Association (GUAA) and GU Alumni Association, Europe Chapter, London organised the award ceremony.

Late Manju Rani (Goswami) Barkataki, who was a student of the GU Department of Anthropology, was the 1st rank holder for which she won the Gauhati University gold medal in 1965.

Prof AC Bhagabati, former professor and head, Department of Anthropology, GU and former vice chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh while speaking on the occasion as the chief guest, narrated many sweet memories of the bygone years when he was a young teacher in the 1960s.

The recipient of the gold medal Ajanta Devi who was the 1st rank holder in postgraduate in anthropology of GU in 2016, while accepting the medal from the Vice Chancellor Dr Mridul Hazarika, thanked Dr Nripen Barkataki�s family for instituting the award to motivate and encourage the young students of Assam.

Ajanta also took the opportunity to express her resentment that many students after completing their studies, have to remain unemployed for long and struggle hard for a living.

The GU Vice Chancellor Dr Hazarika inaugurated the function. While giving away the gold medal, he gratefully acknowledged the initiative taken by Dr Nripen Barkataki in instituting the award.

Doctor Nripen Barkataki, husband of Late Manju Rani Goswami Barkataki and coordinator of the Gauhati University Alumni Association, Europe Chapter, London talked about the glorious past of GU and wished that the young generation of Assam will understand hard work and realise the dreams of persons like Gopinath Bordoloi and Dr Bhupen Hazarika and many others who contributed towards development of higher education in the State.

A number of NRI Assamese guests from the UK were also present in the award ceremony along with faculty members, principals, researchers and students from the university and other colleges of the city.

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