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5 presented Son of the Soil awards
Staff Reporter
 GUWAHATI, June 3 - Senior journalist of Dainik Asam, Jitendra Kumar Choudhury was honoured with the Son of the Soil Award-2018 in the Emerging Media Personality category at a function at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra here last evening.

 Four others – organic farmer Neelam Dutta (Emerging Entrepreneur), athlete Hima Das (Emerging Sportsperson), artiste Manashi Sahariah (Emerging Artiste) and Circle Officer of Majuli Ajit Kumar Sharma (Emerging Administrator) – were also honoured with the award at the same function.

The award has been instituted by Care Luit, a trust engaged in activities for the welfare of the privileged and marginalised.

The biennial initiative – Son of the Soil Award – was instituted in 2016 with an objective to encourage and recognise indigenous young people of Assam who have excelled in their respective professional fields.

The award consists of a memento and Rs 50,000.

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