ASSAM STATE CIVILIAN AWARD 2021: INTERESTING FACTS YOU NEED TO KNOW

The Assam Government conferred its highest civilian award to 19 persons on 24th January 2021. The Assam State Civilian Awards 2021 was given to persons from diverse fields starting from Ratan Tata to an ASHA worker. 

The Assam State Civilian Award is conferred in 3 categories- Assam Vaibhav, Assam Saurav and Assam Gaurav. Ratan Tata was given Assam Vaibhav for 2021. 5 Persons were given Assam Sourav 2022 and 13 people were given Assam Gaurav 2021.

In this post, I will provide everything you need to know about the Assam State Civil Awards for the year 2022. I provide the details of each award, about the person getting the awards, their contribution, etc.

ASSAM STATE CIVILIAN AWARDS

Assam Baibhav Saurav and Gaurav Award 2021

This highest civilian award of Assam is proposed to be given every year on 2nd December i.e on Asom Divas. But for the year 2021, this award was given on 24th January 2022.

Most of the individuals are from grassroot level. They were selected through a citizen-centric process for their distinguished service to society.

All the categories of the Assam State Civilian Award 2001 were given on 24th January 2022 in Shrimanata Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. Hon’ble Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma gave the awards.

Criteria of Receiving Assam State Civilian Award

Assam State Civilian Award is given to the persons in recognition of their outstanding contribution in different fields. Some of the fields to mention are as below.

  • Philanthropy
  • Public Service
  • Health
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Farming, etc

List of All Awardees of Assam State Civilian Award 2021

list of awardees of Assam State Civilian Award 2021
Sl. NoName of AwardeeAward CategoryField
1Ratan Naval TataAssam BaibhavPhilanthropy
2Neel Pawan BaruahAssam SauravFine Art & Craft
3Prof Dipak Chand JainAssam SauravEducation
4Lovlina BorgohainAssam SauravSports
5Dr. Kamalendu Deb KroriAssam SauravEducation
6Dr. Lakshmanan SAssam SauravPublic Service
7Dr. Asif  IqbalAssam GauravHealth
8Manoj Kr BosumataryAssam GauravPig Farmer
9Khorsing TerangAssam GauravMountaineer
10Aksah Jyoti GogoiAssam GauravEntrepreneurship
11Kalpana BoroAssam GauravAnganwadi Worker
12Hemoprabha ChutiaAssam GauravWeaver
13Kaushik BoruahAssam GauravEntrepreneurship
14Dr. Basanta HazarikaAssam GauravHealth
15Barmita MominAssam GauravASHA Worker
16Boby HazarikaAssam GauravEntrepreneurship
17Dharanidhar BoroAssam GauravPublic Service
18Namita KalitaAssam GauravNurse
19Munindra Nath NgateyAssam GauravHealth

Assam Baibhav

Assam Baibhav is the highest Civilian Award of Assam. It is the first category of the Assam State Civilian Award. 2021 is the starting year of giving the Assam Baibhav Award.

What is given in the Assam Baibhav Award?

Assam Baibhav Award 2021

Ratan Naval Tata was conferred with the Assam Baibhav Award 2021. It is the highest civilian award from Assam. He got this award for his extraordinary contributions to advance cancer care in Assam.

Assam Saurav Award

Assam Saurav Award is the second category of the Assam State Civilian Award. The Assam Saurav Award of 2021 is the first year of given this award.

What is given in the Assam Saurav Award?

Assam Saurav Award 2021

5 people were given Assam Saurav Award 2021 on 24th January 2022. The award ceremony was held in Shrimanata Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati. Hon’ble Governor of Assam Prof Jagdish Mukhi and Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma gave the awards.

List of Assam Saurav 2021 Awardees

Name of the AwardeeField of their recognition
Neel Pawan BaruahFine Art & Craft
Prof Dipak Chand JainEducation
Lovlina BorgohainSports
Dr. Kamalendu Deb KroriEducation
Dr. Lakshmanan SPublic Service

Contribution of Awardees of Assam Saurav Award 2021

I will briefly discuss the contribution of all the awardees of the Assam Saurav Award 2021. 

Neel Pawan Baruah

Neel Pawan Baruah was conferred Assam Saurav Award for his contribution in reviving the art of Brindabanivastra. Brindabanivastra is a famous textile painting associated with Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev.

Neel Pawan Baruah also set up Assam Fine Arts & Craft Society at Guwahati in 1971. It was a crucial institution in reviving the art of Brindabanivastra already mentioned above.

Prof Dipak Chand Jain

Dipak Chand Jain is President & Professor at China Europe International Business School and on the board of 7 other companies. He hails from the Tezpur district of Assam and alumni of Gauhati University.

Dipak Chand Jain was the former Director (Dean) of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand and INSEAD Chaired Professor of Marketing.

Lovlina Borgohain

Lovlina Borgohain needs no introduction in Assam. She became the first individual Olympic medal winner from Assam in the Olympics 2020. For this purpose, she was conferred Assam Saurav Award 2021.

Dr. Kamalendu Deb Krori

Dr. Kamalendu Deb Krori is an eminent physicist and former Principal of Cotton College (1987-1991). He is also the founder-director of Srimanta Sankar Academy and a member of the York Academy of Science.

Dr. Kamalendu Deb Krori has made an immense contribution to education in Assam. For this purpose, he was conferred Assam Award 2021.

Dr. Lakshmanan S

Dr. Lakshmanan S is a well-known bureaucrat of Assam. He is the Mission Director of NHM, Assam.

Assam Saurav Award 2021 was conferred to Dr. Lakshmanan S for his pivotal role in the management of COVID-19 in Assam as a Mission Director of NHM.

Assam Gaurav

Assam Gaurav is the 3rd category of highest Assam State Civilian Award. 2021 is the starting year of giving Assam Gaurav Award

What is given in the Assam Gaurav Award?

In the Assam Gaurav Award, 3 things are given to the awardee. A cash price of ₹ 3 lakhs is given. Along with it a certificate of recognition and a medal are also given. Some other benefits like free medical expenses for critical illness, free ASTC buses fare, etc

Assam Gaurav Award 2022

Assam Gaurav 2022 award was given to 13 persons for their recognition of their outstanding contribution in their respective fields. 

List of Assam Gaurav 2022 Awardees

Name of the AwardeeField of their recognition
Dr. Asif  IqbalHealth
Manoj Kr BosumataryPig Farmer
Khorsing TerangMountaineer
Aksah Jyoti GogoiEntrepreneurship
Kalpana BoroAnganwadi Worker
Hemoprabha ChutiaWeaver
Kaushik BoruahEntrepreneurship
Dr. Basanta HazarikaHealth
Barmita MominASHA Worker
Boby HazarikaEntrepreneurship
Dharanidhar BoroPublic Service
Namita KalitaNurse
Munindra Nath NgateyHealth

Work of Recognition Done by Assam Gaurav 2021 Awardees

I will briefly list the contribution of all the awardees of the Assam Gaurav Award 2021. If you want to know detailed contributions and know about Assam Gaurav Award, you can see my blog post from here.

Aksah Jyoti Gogoi

Aksah Jyoti Gogoi got the Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for his agro-business company which deals in the production of famous “Bahubali” eggs. His company name is East Agro Product & Services which produces 50,000 eggs per day.

Dr. Asif  Iqbal

Dr. Asif Iqbal is a well-known Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) Expert. Assam Gaurav Award for 2021 was given for his recognition of conducting a number of successful Bone Marrow or Stem Cell transplant surgery.

Barmita Momin

As an ASHA worker, Barmita Momin played a vital role in the vaccination drive in her village. She was successful in removing superstitious belief in forest dwellers of Phuloguri Garo Gaon of Sonitpur regarding COVID Vaccine. This way she was able to get the whole village vaccinated. For, this contribution Barmita Momin got Assam Gaurav Award 2021.

Dr. Basanta Hazarika

Dr. Basanta Hazarika was awarded Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for efficiently managing 3000+ critical COVID patients. He was also involved in the preparation of treatment guidelines and conducting training on COVID Management for doctors and paramedics.

Boby Hazarika

Assam Gaurav Award 2021

Boby Hazarika is a women entrepreneur who started a food delivery service in Tinsukia Town. She is an inspiration to all the women in Assam. 

Bobby Hazarika is a role model for Women’s Empowerment in Assam and all over India. For this purpose, she was given Assam Gaurav Award 2021.

Dharanidhar Boro

Dharanidhar Boro was conferred Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for his key role in preventing poaching at Kaziranga and Manas National Park.

Hemoprabha Chutia

Hemoprabha Chutia was awarded Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for her contribution to weaving. She weaved the Assamese version of Gunamala & Namghosha on cloth. She also weaved many religious scriptures in cloth. 

Kalpana Boro

Kalpana Boro was conferred Assam Gaurav Award for her great performance in providing Supplementary Nutrition and regular monitoring of children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM).

Kaushik Boruah

Kaushik Boruah is the CEO and Co-founder of Kiega Exims Pvt. Ltd. It is a company that deals with supplying and exporting agricultural products of Assam to foreign countries.

He was awarded Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for his contribution to the entrepreneurship of his exporting business. 

Khorsing Terang

Khorsing Terang is a mountaineer from Karbi Anglong District of Assam. He was awarded Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for climbing Mount Everest in 2016. He also scaled several peaks and mountains in the Himalayan region.

Manoj Kr Bosumatary

Manoj Kr Bosumatary was given Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for his contribution in the field of Pig Farming. He was instrumental in creating the “Pink Revolution” in Assam.

Munindra Nath Ngatey

Munindra Nath Ngatey was awarded Assam Gaurav Award for the pivotal role he played in the management of the COVID-19 vaccination drive in Assam.

Namita Kalita

Namita Kalita got the Assam Gaurav Award 2021 for administering the highest number of COVID vaccination. She vaccinated 99,822 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Conclusion

Assam State Civilian Award will serve as an inspiration to the entire society. Their work will bring hope of inspiration to others to the cause of building Assam. 

I hope the Assam State Civilian  Award will inspire others to the cause of building a better Assam. Please comment, if I have missed something in the post or want to add some more information.

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