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Assam for Gandhi Peace Prize for Bhupen Hazarika

Assam Governor Shiv Charan Mathur has recommended Bhupen Hazarika's for the Gandhi Peace Prize of 2008. According to a an official release, Mathur recommended Hazarika for the award as he is not only a great poet, lyricist, singer, author and an educationist but also held many important positions in the state as well as at the national level.

The prestigious award, instituted by the Union ministry of culture, is given to individuals and institutions for their outstanding contribution towards social, economic and political transformation through non-violence and other Gandhian methods. The awardee is selected every year by a jury under the chairmanship of the prime minister. Earlier recipients include Nelson Mandela, Baba Amte, Ramakrishna Mission and Grameen Bank of Bangladesh

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Excellent recommendation by Assam Governor. Bhupen Hazarika is truly a social reformer through non-violent means. He has contributed lot to poetry,lyrics,songs and other literary writings. He should definitely be awarded the prestigious Gandhi Peach Prize. People of Assam should stand together for this cause

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