GUWAHATI, Oct 3 - The prestigious Pabindra Nath Sarma and Kunjabala Devi memorial journalism awards for the year 2017 have been conferred on Diganta Sarma, Staff Reporter of weekly Sadin, and Gagan Kumar Nath, the Sipajhar correspondent of vernacular daily Asomiya Khabar, respectively.
The awards, instituted in the memory of Late Pabindra Nath Sarma, freedom fighter and senior advocate of Gauhati High Court, and his wife Kunjabala Devi, carry a cash award of Rs 30,000 and a citation each.
The awards will be presented at a function to be held at the Bishnu-Nirmala Trust auditorium at Uzan Bazar here on October 6 at 5 pm.
Former DGP of Assam Police Mukesh Sahay will be the chief guest while noted activist on women�s issues Hasina Kharbhih of Shillong will be the guest of honour at the function to be presided over by Dilip Chandan, editor of Asam Bani.
The Pabindra Nath Sarma memorial award is given for investigative reporting on human rights and civil liberties, while the Kunjabala Devi award is given for investigative reporting on women�s issues.
This was stated in a press release issued by the Pabindra Nath Sarma and Kunjabala Devi awards committee.