Assam Journalists Conferred with Awards for Best Reporting on Human Rights and Women Issues
GUWAHATI: The Pabindra Nath Sarma and Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism Awards for best reporting on human rights issues and women issues respectively for the year 2019 were announced on 28th October, 2020.
Diganta Sarma, a Staff Reporter of Assamese weekly “Sadin”, was awarded the Pabindra Nath Sarma Memorial Award for best reporting on human rights issues, for highlighting the violation of human rights of a young girl Kalpana, who was deprived of her right to
education as she along with her family was detained for eight years in a detention camp on suspicion of being foreigners.
Kulapradip Bhagawati, Sub-editor of “Dainik Agradoot” bagged the Kunjabala Devi Memorial Award for best reporting on women issues. He reported extensively on women issues related to Triple Talak, the joys of a childless woman caretaker of children, and the fight against the plastic of a brave woman who makes paper bags.
The awards instituted in the memory of Late Pabindra Nath Sarma, Senior Advocate, and Freedom Fighter and his wife Late Kunjabala Devi carries a cash reward of Rs 30,000 each and a citation.
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- Assam Journalists
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- Pabindra Nath Sarma Memorial Journalism Award
- Kunjabala Devi Memorial Journalism Award
Diganta Sarma (R), Kulapradip Bhagawati (R