Guwahati: A non-governmental organisation named Enchanted Frontiers gave away Achiever 2020 award to five personalities in Assam for their contribution in their respective fields.
In an award ceremony organised here, the organisation handed over awards to Dr Tribeni Sharma (Social Service), Partha Dev Goswami (Journalism), Diganta Barah, IPS (Public Administration), Nishita Goswami (Art & Culture) and Jaideep Saikia (National Security).
The patrons of Enchanted Frontiers who were also the Jury Members for selecting the five awardees were H.N. Das, Former Chief Secretary of Assam, Former Vice Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal (Retd) PK Barbora, the first Lieutenant General of the North East, Lt Gen (Retd) K Himalay Singh, Celebrated Film Director, Manju Borah and Former Editor of Dainik Janambhumi and author, Hemanta Barman.
The event was followed by a lecture on “National Security: Challenges Ahead” by terrorism and conflict analyst, Jaideep Saikia.
The lecture primarily focussed on three major aspects of national security including the India-China boundary issue for which Saikia gave out his now-famous blueprint, “Line of Amity”, the need for an anti-terror doctrine for India (which is one of the most afflicted of states in India) and counter-radicalisation.
According to Saikia, India has to beef up its neighbourhood policy and cannot remain ambivalent to the developments in the region and to that end, a comprehensive policy for Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Myanmar and Nepal has to be worked out keeping in mind the strategic aspects of India’s national security prerogatives.