Northeast India’s Only English And Hindi Satellite News Channel
                       

Nilamani Phookan to be conferred Jnanpith Award in Maiden award ceremony in Assam

Assam will be hosting the prestigious Jnanpith Award ceremony for the first time today. The 2021 Jnanpeeth Award will be presented to renowned poet Nilamani Phookan. The special ceremony, which

Assam will be hosting the prestigious Jnanpith Award ceremony for the first time today. The 2021 Jnanpeeth Award will be presented to renowned poet Nilamani Phookan.

The special ceremony, which will be hosted at the Rabindra Bhawan, will have Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma as the Chief Guest.

It may be mentioned here that Phookan is the third recipient of the country’s highest literary award from Assam, after Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya and Mamoni Raisam Goswami.

Well, Phookan was earlier awarded the 1981 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese for his poetry collection, ‘Kobita’. A recipient of Padma Shri, Phookan was also given the Sahitya Akademi Fellowship in 2002.

First Published: 11th April, 2022 15:15 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
Singaporean push for Guwahati’s Act East move

Guwahati is soon to get a smart logistic park which will boost its credentials as an crucial hub for India’s Act East move. The project would be built on a budget of Rs 40 to 60 crores. This was announced by the High Commissioner of Singapore Simon Wong at the Act East Policy Meet held […]

27th May 2022
Banner
George Bordoloi Suicide Case: Panel formed to probe land grabbing issue

The Assam government has constituted a 3-member inquiry committee to probe the land grabbing issue surrounding the death of entrepreneur George Bordoloi. The probe committee will be headed by Additional Chief Secretary Paban Barthakhur. As per the government notification the committee will enquire the alleged land grabbing matter under the Sonapur Revenue Circle. The committee […]

27th May 2022
Banner
Lovlina Borgohain to Chair AIBA’s Athlete’s Committee’s Board of Directors

The Assam pugilist received the highest number of votes in the election held on the sidelines of the 2022 Women’s World held in Istanbul.

26th May 2022
Banner
Batadrava Violence: Assam Police continue arrests

Another alleged miscreant, identified as Jehirul Islam, landed in the police dragnet on Wednesday night.

26th May 2022
Banner
Assam’s Dima Hasao still reeling for deluge aftermath

Assam Rifles is coming to the aid of the villagers for whom it has become near to impossible to make situation fall back in place.

26th May 2022