Assam to confer ‘Asom Ratna’, other awards every year to ‘icons’. On Tuesday, Assam’s BJP-led government planned to regularly issue numerous honors, including the “Asom Ratna,”. To recognize “icons” who have made important contributions to society and numerous other sectors, including literature.
According to officials, the Assam cabinet, in a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, also decided to confer “Asom Bibhushan,” “Assam Bhushan,” and “Asom Shree” awards, each worth Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2 lakh, and Rs 1 lakh, respectively, in addition to other benefits such as free medical treatment for critical illness and free lodging in Assam.
According to a spokesperson for the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), literary pensions will be given in the name of litterateur Homen Borgohain beginning this year on his birthday, December 7.
Borgohain, a Sahitya Akademi awardee, and noted litterateur died in Guwahati on May 12 at the age of 89 due to problems related to Covid-19. Additionally, the government resolved to establish a sports pension in honor of Bhogeswar Barua on his birthday, September 3. Barua was Assam’s first Arjuna Award winner.
Each year, the Assam government will also present an “Artiste Award” on January 17. To ensure the project’s seamless execution, the Cabinet authorized the allocation. That of extra land totaling 35.2 bighas to the management committee. Every month, Cultural Minister Bimal Bora would assess the project’s progress.
On February 25, Union Home Minister Amit Shah inaugurated the start of construction on a Rs 188-crore. To state-funded project to beautify and upgrade the Batadrava Than.
The Batadrava Than in central Assam’s Nagaon district is the birthplace of social reformer Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardeva. A 15th-16th-century Assamese saint, philosopher, poet, dramatist, and socio-religious reformer. Who played a significant role in Assam’s cultural and religious history.