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Tribune Group receives KK Handiqui Award

By City Correspondent

GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - State Governor and Chancellor of the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) Prof Jagdish Mukhi today conferred the Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Award, 2019 on The Assam Tribune Group at a function held at the Madhabdev International Auditorium, Kalakshetra, Panjabari here.

Director of The Assam Tribune Group Babita Rajkhowa received the award. In her acceptance speech, Rajkhowa said, �I specially thank the university for choosing us for the award. From its inception, we have been creating mass awareness and sensitising the public about various issues faced by the people of Assam before and after Independence. We had also played a vital role to form public opinion during various points of time.�

The coveted award consists of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento.

On the occasion, Dr Pratap Chutia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Dimoria College and Dr Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of ENVIRON, an NGO, were jointly honoured with the Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Fellowship.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Mukhi said, �This is a special and memorable moment. Along with The Assam Tribune Group which has been given national recognition in the memory of great scholar Krishna Kanta Handiqui, two distinguished researchers from the State have jointly received the fellowship award. These are welcome steps towards academic leadership with vision and social commitment.�

ENVIRON, an amalgamation of students, researchers and others, was founded in 2003 with an aim to address the issues of environmental degradation and economic development of the north-eastern region.

The fellowship comprises Rs 6 lakh for each of the recipients for two years, besides a citation and a memento each.

KKHSOU Vice Chancellor Dr Hitesh Deka in his speech said, �A committee was formed to select the recipients of the two awards. It selected The Assam Tribune Group for this year�s national award and Pratap Chutia and Amarjyoti Kashyap for national fellowship.�

Five female candidates � Dishna Phukan, Trinayana Kaushik, Enakshi Das, Ananya Chaudhuri and Santana Pegu were also given Rs 1 lakh each for clearing the UPSC preliminary exam.

The Best Study Centre Award, VC�s Excellency Award, Best Teaching Award and Best Employee Award for male and female were also given away at the function.

KKHSOU Registrar Dr Arupjyoti Choudhury among others, was also present on the occasion.

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Tribune Group receives KK Handiqui Award

GUWAHATI, Dec 11 - State Governor and Chancellor of the Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University (KKHSOU) Prof Jagdish Mukhi today conferred the Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Award, 2019 on The Assam Tribune Group at a function held at the Madhabdev International Auditorium, Kalakshetra, Panjabari here.

Director of The Assam Tribune Group Babita Rajkhowa received the award. In her acceptance speech, Rajkhowa said, �I specially thank the university for choosing us for the award. From its inception, we have been creating mass awareness and sensitising the public about various issues faced by the people of Assam before and after Independence. We had also played a vital role to form public opinion during various points of time.�

The coveted award consists of Rs 5 lakh, a citation and a memento.

On the occasion, Dr Pratap Chutia, Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Environmental Science, Dimoria College and Dr Amarjyoti Kashyap, president of ENVIRON, an NGO, were jointly honoured with the Krishna Kanta Handiqui National Fellowship.

Speaking on the occasion, Governor Mukhi said, �This is a special and memorable moment. Along with The Assam Tribune Group which has been given national recognition in the memory of great scholar Krishna Kanta Handiqui, two distinguished researchers from the State have jointly received the fellowship award. These are welcome steps towards academic leadership with vision and social commitment.�

ENVIRON, an amalgamation of students, researchers and others, was founded in 2003 with an aim to address the issues of environmental degradation and economic development of the north-eastern region.

The fellowship comprises Rs 6 lakh for each of the recipients for two years, besides a citation and a memento each.

KKHSOU Vice Chancellor Dr Hitesh Deka in his speech said, �A committee was formed to select the recipients of the two awards. It selected The Assam Tribune Group for this year�s national award and Pratap Chutia and Amarjyoti Kashyap for national fellowship.�

Five female candidates � Dishna Phukan, Trinayana Kaushik, Enakshi Das, Ananya Chaudhuri and Santana Pegu were also given Rs 1 lakh each for clearing the UPSC preliminary exam.

The Best Study Centre Award, VC�s Excellency Award, Best Teaching Award and Best Employee Award for male and female were also given away at the function.

KKHSOU Registrar Dr Arupjyoti Choudhury among others, was also present on the occasion.