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August 1, 2009

Birsingh Majhi fellowship

STAFF Reporter
GUWAHATI, Aug 1 – The name of the Birsingh Majhi memorial fellowship winners have been declared. Conducted by Guwahati Press Club and sponsored by Prithibi Majhi and his family, the fellowship covers the study of tea industry with fish production and women journalism in Assam.

The fellowship on the ‘Economy of Tea Plantations (of Assam)’ has been awarded to Ranen Kumar Goswami, a Guwahati-based senior journalist. The next fellowship on the tea plantation workers addressing the administration, welfare and other socio-cultural issues related to them has gone to Prabal Kumar Das of The Assam Tribune.

The fellowship on ‘Women in Assam based Media’ has been offered to Sabita Lahkar, another Guwahati-based journalist. Another fellowship on fish production (in Assam) has been awarded to Arup Jyoti Mahanta of Dainik Agradoot.

The first two fellowships carry a cash of Rs 40,000 each while the next two carry Rs 20,000 each. The fellows will receive a part of the assured money in an informal meeting at the Press Club at 3 pm on August 6. ASSAM TRIBUNE

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