Noted social anthropologist Annada Charan Bhagabati presented the Siva Prasad Barooah National Award for Journalism 2011 to veteran journalist and former Special Correspondent of The Hindu and Frontline in South Africa and Northeast Dr. M. S. Prabhakara at the annual award function of the Kamal Kumari Foundation held here on Saturday.

Dr. Bhagabati also presented the Kamal Kumari National Award for Art and Culture 2011 to eminent theatre personality Heisnam Kahailal, the Kamal Kumari National Award for Science and Technology 2011 to eminent scientist Dr. S.K. Joshi and Amit Barooah Award for Painting and Sculpture 2011 to noted painter and sculptor Siva Prasad Marar.

Foundation trustee and noted Assamese tea industrialist Hemendra Prasad Barooah chaired the award function in which Dr. Bhagabati delivered the annual Kamal Kumari memorial lecture on “Inter-Cultural Relations in Northeast India: Then and Now.”