Debjani Patikar, a Guwahati based journalist with Purvanchal Prahari is awarded “Best Female Correspondent” by The Newspapers Association of India (NAI) at 23rd NAI National Achievement Awards -2015 held in New Delhi recently. She was awarded by the NAI for her contribution to print media in Assam since 2001. The award ceremony was held at NDMC Convention Centre in New Delhi on 28th November 2015. Apart from her regular contributions to the dailies and periodicals, she has also worked on various projects in the state. Presently she is engaged as a researcher of “India –Bangladesh History Project for Documenting Bangladesh Liberation War 1971” from Assam.
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