Syam Sharma selected for Kamal Kumari Award
Source: Hueiyen News Service (Manipur Information Centre)

New Delhi, April 20 2009: Aribam Syam Sharma, renowned film maker from Manipur has been selected for the prestigious Kamal Kumari National Awards for the year 2007.The Selection Committee of the Kamal Kumari Foundation, a charitable trust of Assam, selected him for the award in the category of Art, culture and Literature.

Syam Sharma is the second Manipuri to receive the Award after Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi who received the Award for the year 2002 in Art, Culture and Literature category.

The Foundation on Sunday announced the name of the recipients of the Kamal Kumari National Awards for the two categories: Science and Technology and Art, Culture and Literature for the years 2006, 2007 and 2008.The recipients for Science and Technology were respectively Prof Dhirendra Nath Burhagohain, Chief Technology Officer, Civil Engineering Network System, Pune, Prof Maqsood Siddiqi, Chief, Cancer Foundation of India, Kolkata, and Prof Bhupendra Nath Goswami, Director, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune.For the category of Art, Culture and Literature the selection committee chose Hemanta Mishra, noted artist, Aribam Shyam Sharma, renowned film maker, and Rama Kanta Rath, noted poet and former Chairman, Sahitya Akademi.The Foundation also announced the names of the recipients of the Siva Prasad Barooah National Award for Journalism for the last three years: Prafulla Chandra Barua, Executive Trustee, Media Trust, Assam, Patricia Mukhim, Editor, Shillong Times, Shillong Amab Goswami, Editor-in-Chief, Times Now.The above awards will be formally given away at a ceremony to be held at Guwahati, in June 2009.The awards consist of a citation, a memento and a cheque of Rs 2 lakh each.The Kamal Kumari Foundation, set up in memory of Kamal Kumari Barooah, the remarkable matriarch of the Khongiya Barooah family of Thengal, has achieved acclaim and renown for its charitable and constructive activities in the eastern region of the country.

The Foundation has restored Namghars and Satriya Cultural Centres in various parts of Assam, built and renovated public facilities, sponsored meritorious students in national institutions of repute, instituted scholarships for handicapped and needy students, offered medical aid to the needy and financially assisted publication of rare Assamese literary works.

With the objective of promoting excellence in the field of Science & Technology, Culture and Journalism, the Foundation confers annually three National Awards.

The Foundation has also donated the full cost of publication of the volume "150 years of Journalism in Assam" brought out by the Celebration Committee of 150 years of Journalism in Assam.In a bid to promote excellence in the fields of science and technology, as also cultural pursuits, the Kamal Kumari National Awards were instituted in 1990 by the Kamal Kumari Foundation.

The Award for Culture is given to individuals and groups in India for outstanding contribution to Literature, Education, Fine Arts and Performing Arts.

Recipients of the Kamal Kumari National Award for Culture so far have been Sobha Brahma, Sankha Ghosh, Nilmani Phookan, Sisir Kumar Das, Mamoni Roisom Goswami, Amita Malik, Achyut Lahkar, Navakanta Barua, Maharaj Kumari Binodini Devi & Jahnu Barua.

The Award for Science and Technology is given to individuals or groups for outstanding contribution in the fields of Science and Technology.

The recipients for the Kamal Kumari National Award for Science and Technology so far have been C..NR..Rao, S.P.Thyagarajan, Sarbeswar Bujarbarua, Dilip Kumar Choudhury, T.S.R.Prasada Rao, Lakshmidhar Satpathy, R.A.Mashelkar, Vibha Dhawan, Samir Bhattacharya & Jitendra Nath Goswami.In 1999 the Foundation instituted the Siva Prasad Barooah National Award for journalism to promote news-media excellence.

The first recipient of this Award was the Assam Tribune, the oldest and outstanding English newspaper in the North-East and subsequently Sanjoy Hazarika, Dhirendra Nath Bezboruah, Teesta Setalvad & Prannoy Roy.So far about fifty luminaries of the country in their respective fields of excellence have received this award.

* Comments posted by users in this discussion thread and other parts of this site are opinions of the individuals posting them (whose user ID is displayed alongside) and not the views of We strongly recommend that users exercise responsibility, sensitivity and caution over language while writing your opinions which will be seen and read by other users. Please read a complete Guideline on using comments on this website.

  • Sushila Likmabam (Judo) #2 : Gallery
  • Career in Banking & Financial
  • Audiometry (Pure Tone & Impedance)
  • A Forgotten Lover : Poem
  • Ethnic Relation in Manipur #2 : Day 2
  • Let Yourself Heal!
  • Yawol Mitam Numit: Gallery
  • World Conference on Indigenous People
  • IT Manager @Sky Hospitals
  • Rains in NE to continue
  • Royal Rider Manipur #1: Gallery
  • Racism in Delhi/India 2014 :: Timeline
  • Rising crime against women
  • Prepare the table for a negotiation
  • Maharaja-in-council of Manipur #1
  • The Daughter-in-law Vs Mother-in-law
  • School Education: Verma Commission
  • Lord, we pray for golden peace
  • NEUFC marquee player Capdevila arrives
  • ILP : Sit-in @Uripok: Gallery
  • The Nagas Against Giant India
  • ZayoQ cafugi Za :: Seireng
  • Cultural Program for Children: Gallery
  • PPA criticises BJP for 'racial attitude'
  • demands NE share in China's investment
  • Accommodate the needy
  • Contest between Delhi and Imphal
  • Hathei Phanit @Ukhrul: Gallery
  • Responsibilities of different Loishangs
  • World Alzheimer's Day Observation
  • A Doctor's Dilemma : Poem
  • MSL: NACO Vs ZFC : Gallery
  • ILP: Protest @Thoubal : Gallery
  • Cloud Bus / RVJS :: Featured Weblinks
  • Sharmila @JMIC, Lamphel : Gallery
  • Modi proves that NE are not Indian
  • Anguish in region over alleged racial bias
  • 6th World Bamboo Day #1 : Gallery
  • Mary Kom Lessons we can learn: eRang
  • Tamenglong #11: Wallpaper Download
  • Ideals of Lamyanba Irawat
  • World Bamboo Day at Khangshim
  • Sadananda: Fellowship in Oral Tradition
  • A paradise : Poem
  • Jobs at Sky Hospitals
  • Gangte Memorial Trophy at CCPur
  • Cataract Operation (2nd Batch) at Shija
  • IM 'detention centre' busted in Dimapur
  • Exhibition by NE artists in New Delhi
  • JCILPS members released : Gallery
  • Ukhrul : Living with infamy
  • Sushila Nandeibam - Classics #2 : Radio
  • The Killing Fields - 2014 :: News Timeline
  • Revisiting my almamater: D M College
  • Stepping Into Your Purpose
  • Saikhom Pratap : Veteran Sports
  • JCILPS members @CJM, Lamphel : Gallery
  • Not Tibetan, not Chinese, am I Indian?
  • God Given Gift : Story
  • poloId kri :: Seireng
  • Accountant reqt @St. Stone Medical
  • Condemns bomb blast at Ukhrul
  • Ukhrul Blast: A Questionable Agenda
  • SBI leads mobile banking with 50% share
  • 'Ukl blast related with monetary demand'
  • SLM flays restriction on NE people
  • 'Dimapur police vindicated our stand'
  • Data block hits NE weather forecast
  • No North-easterners to serve China prez
  • Fight against corruption
  • MPP : Lost in the days of coalition
  • Sushila Likmabam (Judo) #1 : Gallery
  • Yearning for self realisation
  • Interview with Redolent
  • Works on Tongjil Maril: Gallery
  • Moirangthem Praneshwori :Akademi Award
  • Ethnic Relation in Manipur: Day 2 #1
  • Ene-hoigi leirang : Poem
  • 41st AMWJU Foundation day: Gallery
  • Free Cataract Surgery at Churachandpur
  • Jobs @Nirmaan Training Academy, Imphal
  • Conference: ICCIG at IIM, Ahmedabad
  • Admission for M.Sc. Biotech @MU
  • Students launch class boycott stir
  • Blast claims 2 women; 2 hurt in Ukhrul
  • UNC calls on Rajnath Singh
  • Sept 11 incident at NIT hostel
  • JCILPS members @Cheirap Court : Gallery
  • Royal Palace and its Loisangs
  • Unfolding Truth Behind Fake Encounters
  • Langbangi Nungsha & World Ozone Day
  • Malla Mala Leinungshi #2 : Gallery
  • The Incomplete Journey : Poem
  • An Officer's Social Tussle
  • Graphic Design Award by Yamaha 2015
  • JCIPLS: Govt. na responsibility pugadabani
  • CDRO: Condemns arrest of rights activists
  • RIST Talk at MU
  • Conference: Assessing the Roles of NGOs
  • Seminar: Knowing Manipur..Endogenous
  • Admission Test for M.Sc. Forestry @MU
  • CADA: 8th Foundation Day
  • Reqta At Cloudzack Tech, Imphal
  • Amukta Ani (Scenes) #1 :: eRang
  • Black Day
  • Academic interpretation for ILP demand
  • Heikru Hidongba #4 : Gallery
  • Invisible 9/11: @Khwairamband #2: Gallery
  • eMing 2.0 - Baby Names :: New release
  • Rengdi Lem(Zeliangrong) #2 :: Ooba
  • Chungkham Sangeeta #1 :: eRang Photos
  • Bathoi, Damlung : eMing
  • Where is Mary Kom's Story? :: eRang
  • Khongjom Parba #1 :: Ooba Video
  • Leiyisigee Wangmada #2 :: eRang
  • MU Gate, Canchipur :: Panorama 360ø view
  • Pre-order Chingda Satpi for Mangka