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Yamin award to Indrani Raimedhi

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 25 - Litterateur and senior journalist of�The Assam Tribune, Indrani Raimedhi was presented with the Yamin Hazarika Memorial �Woman of Substance Award� at a function held at the Maria Public School auditorium here�on Friday.

It may be recalled that Yamin Hazarika, daughter of Shamim Hazarika and Shiraz Hazarika of Lakhtokia, here, cleared the UPSC exam twice, in 1978 and 1979, to qualify for the �Delhi Andaman Nicobar Island Police Service� and had an illustrious career before she died at a young age of 43, on July 24, 1999.

Raimedhi, who has been in journalism for over two-and-a-half decades and authored a number of books, announced that her next book would be dedicated to the memory of Yamin Hazarika.

The evening�s function began with Dr�Sarah Hilaly, Professor of History, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, moderating a panel discussion participated by Amina Ahmed (Lecturer, psychiatric nursing), Dr Nahid Islam (consultant psychiatrist), Ambalika Senapati (advocate and woman activist), Sriparna Barua (entrepreneurship motivator), Dr Fardina Hussain (Professor, English, GU), Kismat Bano (theatre artiste) and Parul Devi Das (bureaucrat).

Eminent litterateur Nirupama Borgohain, who was the guest of honour at the function, regretted that the people of the State know so little about the brave-heart daughter of Assam. She said that her forthcoming newspaper columns would bring out the various aspects of Yamin�s chequered career.

Professor of NE Studies at Jamia Milia, New Delhi, Sanjoy Hazarika, who was also guest of honour, recalled his association with Yamin and mentioned about her �great sense of humour and adventure�.

Besides Yamin�s mother Shamim Hazarika, sister Yasmin Hazarika, her son Zubin and daughter Huma had also flown down from Delhi to be present on the occasion. The event was conceptualized by journalist Teresa Rehman, compered by Tinat Atifa Masood and hosted by Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, founder trustee of Maria Public School and her team.

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Yamin award to Indrani Raimedhi

GUWAHATI, July 25 - Litterateur and senior journalist of�The Assam Tribune, Indrani Raimedhi was presented with the Yamin Hazarika Memorial �Woman of Substance Award� at a function held at the Maria Public School auditorium here�on Friday.

It may be recalled that Yamin Hazarika, daughter of Shamim Hazarika and Shiraz Hazarika of Lakhtokia, here, cleared the UPSC exam twice, in 1978 and 1979, to qualify for the �Delhi Andaman Nicobar Island Police Service� and had an illustrious career before she died at a young age of 43, on July 24, 1999.

Raimedhi, who has been in journalism for over two-and-a-half decades and authored a number of books, announced that her next book would be dedicated to the memory of Yamin Hazarika.

The evening�s function began with Dr�Sarah Hilaly, Professor of History, Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, moderating a panel discussion participated by Amina Ahmed (Lecturer, psychiatric nursing), Dr Nahid Islam (consultant psychiatrist), Ambalika Senapati (advocate and woman activist), Sriparna Barua (entrepreneurship motivator), Dr Fardina Hussain (Professor, English, GU), Kismat Bano (theatre artiste) and Parul Devi Das (bureaucrat).

Eminent litterateur Nirupama Borgohain, who was the guest of honour at the function, regretted that the people of the State know so little about the brave-heart daughter of Assam. She said that her forthcoming newspaper columns would bring out the various aspects of Yamin�s chequered career.

Professor of NE Studies at Jamia Milia, New Delhi, Sanjoy Hazarika, who was also guest of honour, recalled his association with Yamin and mentioned about her �great sense of humour and adventure�.

Besides Yamin�s mother Shamim Hazarika, sister Yasmin Hazarika, her son Zubin and daughter Huma had also flown down from Delhi to be present on the occasion. The event was conceptualized by journalist Teresa Rehman, compered by Tinat Atifa Masood and hosted by Nellie Ahmed Tanweer, founder trustee of Maria Public School and her team.