The name of Birsingh Majhi memorial fellowship winners have been declared. Conducted by Guwahati Press Club and sponsored by Prithibi Majhi and his family, the fellowship covers the study of tea industry with fish production and women journalism in Assam. The fellowship on the ‘Economy of Tea Plantations (of Assam)’ has been awarded to Ranen Kumar Goswami, a Guwahati based senior journalist. Goswami will make a comprehensive study about the tea industry of Assam, for which he will be offered a financial support of Rs. 40,000/- (Rupees forty thousand only).
The next fellowship on the tea plantation workers addressing the administration, welfare and other socio-cultural issues related to them has gone to Prabal Kumar Das of The Assam Tribune. The four month long fellowship will provide him equal amount of money as of the first one.
The fellowship on ‘Women in Assam based Media’ has been offered to Sabita Lahkar, another Guwahati based journalist. The study will include the challenge of women in the media and some significant success stories of Assam, for which she will be given Rs. 20,000/- (Rupees twenty thousand only).
Another two month long fellowship on fish production (in Assam) is awarded to Arup Jyoti Mahanta of Dainik Agradoot. The fellowship, which covers a comprehensive study on Assam's potentiality in fish production and possibility of self dependence in future, will bring equal amount of money as of the third one.
The fellows will receive a part of the assured money in an informal meeting at 3 pm in the press club on August 6 (Thursday). Prithibi Majhi himself will be present and hand over the amount to the fellows.
The final outcome of the fellowship programme will be compiled and published in a book form for the benefit of general readers. Before that the fellows will prepare a number of articles for publication in the newspaper on their respective study areas, stated in a release issued by the press club secretary Nava Thakuria.