GUWAHATI, April 17 - The Mohan Chandra Mahanta Adhyayan Gobesona Kendra has nominated Dr Rahul Sankritayan Majumder, Associate Professor in the Department of History, Arya Vidyapeeth College, Guwahati for the Dadhi Mahanta Memorial Social Science Research Award for the year 2015.
The Gobesona Kendra is a Social Science research centre working in collaboration with Cinnamara College of Jorhat. The objective of this centre is to develop research on rural education, Panchayati Raj, rural history and rural economy in collaboration with various social science research centres of the country.
The award is annually conferred on a devoted young researcher in the field of historical research of the country.
Last year, Professor Binay Barman of North Bengal University at Siliguri in West Bengal was awarded for his outstanding contribution towards the development of creative historical research.
Late Dadhi Mahanta (1914-1988) was a distinguished post-graduate student of History at Calcutta University in 1941. He was not only a leading freedom fighter, but was also one of the stalwarts of Marxist ideology in Assam.
The award will be conferred at a function to be held at Cinnamara College on May 27. This was stated in a press release issued by Dr Anjan Saikia, Member Secretary of the centre and the Principal of Cinnamara College.