Monday, September 17, 2007

Dr Hazarika honoured for lifetime achievement


Dr Hazarika honoured for lifetime achievement
Assam Tribune - 16 Sep 2007

By A Staff Reporter GUWAHATI, Sept 15 – Cultural icon of the State, Dr Bhupen Hazarika was today honoured with a lifetime achievement award by the Assam Government in the 2007 State Film Awards Festival. Dr Hazarika received an award named after the legendary Pramathesh Chandra Baruah.The festival saw 28 awards being given away to various artistes, directors, producers and technicians associated with the Assamese film industry. Speaking on the occasion, Gautom Bora, Minister, Cultural Affairs, said that the festival honoured those who had made significant contributions to the development of Assamese films.The Minister spelt out some initiatives of the State Government to encourage the State film industry and appreciated the role of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Bora said that Jyoti Chitraban was being developed into a mini film city. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has helped this initiative by allocating Rs 10 crore, he said.Bora said more encouragement would be provided to cinema hall owners so that they could promote Assamese films among a larger audience. Among those who received honour were several noted artistes, producers, directors and technicians. Among the films that hogged the limelight were Anurag, Laj, Monot Birinar Jui, and Six Days of Creation. Artistes and technicians associated with these films received accolades. On the occasion, a souvenir, Chalachitra Jyoti was released, a publication that dealt with some aspects of Assamese cinema. Among the highlights of the function was the attendance of eminent Hindi cinema actor Asrani, who was felicitated by the organizers.

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