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Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu to receive Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award

The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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Guwahati: The Assam government has decided to confer the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi Award for National Integration and National Contribution on Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu.

The decision was taken in the cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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The award will be presented to Naidu during his proposed visit to Assam on October 3.

The award has been named after Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi, a freedom fighter and Assam’s first chief minister after the country’s independence.
The prize amount of the biennial award was increased to Rs 5 lakh from Rs two lakh. The award also carries a citation.

Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi is called the architect of modern Assam. He was honoured with the Bharat Ratna for his contributions to the society in1999.

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