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Two Padma awards for Assam

Noted space scientist Dr Jitendranath Goswami and eminent litterateur and lyricst Eli Ahmed fetched no less pride to Assam with Padma award. The Centre announced the covered civil award for the duo on the eve of the Republic Day on Wednesday. Former Lok Sabha Speaker and NPP founder PA Sangma is the recipient of Padma Vivushan award. Sangma, the strong Garo man who died last year is the first in the north eastern region to have received the country’s second top civilian award.

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