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Hem Barua literary award to Thaneswar Malakar

People of Kalaigaon,Tangla,Udalguri and Bhergaon have thanked Asom Sahitya Sabha for presenting prestigious Hem Barua literary award to eminent writer,scholar and administrator Thaneswar Malakar for his travelogue “Yatra”. Thaneswar Malakar has also been working as the Deputy Commissioner of Udalguri district since 2010.He has been known for his development works and people friendly attitude. The award instituted in memory of veteran Parliamentarian known for his eloquence Hem Barua. Malakar who already have earned a reputation for his literary works from the readers received the award on February 4 in the second days open session of 72nd session of Asom Sahitya Sabha held at Barpeta Road.

Imran Shah, President of Sabha felicitated him before presening him the presigeous literary award for the year 2012. Malakar has already written several books namely- Yatra, Bakulor Gandha, Bindute Sindhu, Tal Sora Sewali, Sahitya Samaj Jibon, Nadi Kanya Swarna Borah, Ariya etc which could draw much appreciation from people of Assam.Meanwhile various organizations including media organizations and students’ organizations and all section of the society in Udalguri district have expressed their pleasure and congratulated Malakar on being conferred this prestigious honour on him. Green Society Udalguri, Udalguri Zila Sahitya Sabha, Darrang Zila Sahitya Sabha, Mangaldai Media Circle, Darrang Study Circle, Kalaigaon Press Club etc have congratulated Malakar . People also congratulated Joyeeta Sandilya of Kalaigaon for winning second prize in the essay competition organised by Asom Sahitya Sabha. She was awarded the prize on the second day of the open session.

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