Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal was conferred with the ‘Swatantrata Senani Dalbir Singh Lohar Excellence Award’ at North East Gorkha Festival 2019 at Digboi in Assam on Wednesday.
The festival is being be held at Golai at Digboi in Tinsukia district from January 8 to 11. The festival is organised by the All Assam Gorkha Students’ Union (AAGSU).
It is supported by Assam Gorkha Sammelan, Assam Nepali Sahitya Sabha and Bharatiya Gorkha Parisangha, Assam.
Sonowal assured the people from the community attending at the festival that his government would take all possible steps to help in the development of Gorkha community residing in Assam.
The Gorkha community is one of the old Nepali-speaking communities residing in Assam since the 16th century.