On February 28, 2020 Assam’s Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was honoured with Swarajya Awards 2020 under the category, Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee Award for Politics at the 6th India Ideas Conclave at Tent City Narmada in Gujarat. The award is instituted by India Foundation & Indic Academy, & presented by External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and Speaker of People’s Majlis of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.
- He received the award for his work in integrating the nation, & to take Mukherjee’s vision & philosophy forward.
- He dedicated the award to the people of Assam, who have been the source of inspiration and guidance during his public life.
About Swarajya Awards
The award aims to Honor the stellar work by individuals in the field of culture, social work, politics & economics.Each award will carry a citation, a specially designed trophy & a cheque worth Rs. 1 lakh.
|Sarbananda Sonowal||Dr S P Mukherjee Award||Politics|
|K Parasaran||Sree Narayana Guru Award||Social Work|
|Bharatbala||Ustad Bismillah Khan Award||Culture|
|N K Singh||Dr B R Shenoy Award||Economics|
About Dr. Syama Prasad Mukherjee
i.He was born on 6th July 1901& served as the youngest Vice Chancellor of Calcutta University (1934-1938).He became the First Minister of Commerce and Industry of India (1947 – 1950) & is the founder of BJP
ii.In 2015, the Government of India launched the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Rurban Mission (SPMRM) to drive economic, social and infrastructure development in rural areas and create 300 rurban areas to stem increasing migration to urban areas.
iii.In his memory Shyama Prasad Mukherji College of University of Delhi was established in 1969.