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Northeast Live’s Sikkim video journalist conferred first Kalyan Barooah Award

First Published: 11th December, 2023 21:41 IST

Besides Tamang, four other journalists from Northeast and Delhi were conferred the award

In a proud moment for Northeast Live, the channel’s Sikkim video journalist, Binod Tamang was conferred the first ‘Kalyan Barooah Award’ at an event held at the Constitution Club in New Delhi today.

Binod Tamang (44) was conferred the award for his exceptional contribution to the field of videography.

As a videographer, Tamang has been contributing to the media sector for over two decades.

He is currently a Sikkim state videographer for Northeast Live channel.

Besides, Tamang four other journalists from Northeast and Delhi were conferred the award.

  1. Ranju Dodum from Arunachal Pradesh, a freelance journalist received the award in the Print Media category.
  2. Partha Jyoti Borah from Assam, associate editor of News18 Assam was conferred the award in the Electronic Media category.
  3. Assam’s Gitika Talukdar was given the award for Photography.
  4. Veteran journalist Deepak Dewan from Delhi was awarded the award for lifetime achievement.

The awards were presented by ‘My Home India’, in collaboration with North East Media Forum in the memory of late Kalyan Barooah, one of the senior journalists from Assam working in New Delhi as the Bureau Chief of The Assam Tribune, Assam’s leading and oldest English daily.

He died during the 2nd wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2021 along with his wife Nilakshi Bhattacharyya, who was also a journalist with The Times of India.

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