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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Assam Literary Translation Award Announced. Distribution Ceremony On October 9, 2011.

Amulya Kumar Chakravarty Memorial Trust, Guwahati will present the fifth Literary Translation Award-2011 on October 9, 3pm, at the Veterinary College Auditorium, Khanapara,Guwahati. The honors will go to another well known author-translator of Assam--the final winner is being selected by a distinguished panel of writers  from a few worthy nominations.

Official announcement has already been made and this year's Award goes to noted author-translator Prafulla Kataky. The Award consists of certificates and a cash prize.

My father, Amulya Kumar Chakravarty, had been our greatest teacher  in principles of honesty, efficiency and simple living-high thinking since our childhood days.  Today we are very grateful and thankful to him, and are proud to be able to lead our lives the way he so ardently desired. At a time when corruption is ruling the roost and movements launched against this evil, we remember our father for enabling us to live with our head held high. My younger brother, Jyotirmay Chakravarty, who is presently the Additional Director General of Police, Assam, has had a career known for efficiency and brutal honesty. He is also the winner of the President's Medal for distinguished service this year.

We hope this biennial Award, constituted and financed solely by our family efforts, will go on promoting the standards of literary translation works in Assam and also inspire everyone with values and principles held so dearly to heart by Amulya Kumar Chakravarty.

On his twentieth death anniversary today--the sixth of October-- we remember Amulya Kumar Chakravarty with fond and tearful memories.
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