BAKALIAGHAT, Jan 12: The 3rd Rongbong Terang Samanwaya Award 2019 was presented to renowned writer, journalist and columnist Homen Bargohain in a function held at BHSS examination hall here on Saturday.
The award was constituted by Chingthur Publication of Biswajyoti Hazarika.
Accepting the award, Bargohain said, “I first visited Karbi Anglong in 1970. After that I have been here uncountable number of times. The beauty of Karbi Anglong and characteristics of Karbis attracted me. I have won many awards but this Rongbong Terang Samanwaya Award is great for me because it is link with the name of Rongbong Terang and secondly with Samanwaya. The award is presented to me as recognition for hard work.”
In his speech, Padma Shri Terang said that this kind of award boost the writer, culturist and language researchers. He thanked Chingthur Publication for the award.
“Prithivir Atithi” a children’s novel written by Bhaben Koch and the third edition of ‘Rongbong Terangr Prabandha Sankalan’ were released by Pabitra Bora on the occasion.
Member of Autonomous Council (MAC), Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC), Ramsing Timung, former EM Bidya Sing Rongpi were present in the function.
The award was presented coinciding with the birth day of Padma Shri Terang.