News Live has completed 11 glorious years. And on the this momentous occasion, the Assamese of the Year award for 2018 was conferred jointly on internationally-acclaimed film maker Rima Das, champion sprinter Hima Das and eminent oncologist and Clinical Director of Assam Cancer Care Foundation Dr Tapan Kumar Saikia.
The awards were presented by Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and sarood maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan at a glittering function at the Vivanta by Taj hotel in Guwahati on Sunday (Feb 24).
The award carries a cheque of Rs 2 lakh each, a citation, memento, a Gamusa and a Japi.
Chief Minister Sonowal hailed the achievements of the three award winners and lauded them for bringing laurels for Assam and the people.
Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and his two sons, Amaan Ali Bangash and Ayaan Ali Bangash, later performed a soul-stirring recital.
A large gathering of invited guests attended the 11th anniversary evening of News Live, the most-watched satellite channel of the Northeast.
Pride East Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Chairman & Managing Editor (CMD), Chief Managing Editor of News Live Syed Zarir Hussain, Consulting Editor Dhruba Mahanta and other members of the Pride East family were also present at the 11th anniversary function.