|Binod Khanal to receive Pratima Pandey Award|
GUWAHATI, Dec 20 - This year’s Pratima Barua Pandey Award will be given to Binod Khanal, an exponent of folk culture from Biswanath district. The award, instituted by the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) in memory of legendary singer Pratima Barua Pandey, is given every year to a person having significant contribution in preserving and promoting the folk culture of the State.
The award will be given on December 27 on the occasion of the death anniversary of the maestro of Goalparia Lokageet.
“Like every year, the award ceremony will be held near the life-size statue of Pratima Barua Pandey at Chandmari from 10.30 am onwards,” AASU president Dipanka Kumar Nath said.