The power to make a difference lies within us all. Nothing could demonstrate this fact more clearly than the recipients of this year’s Balipara Foundation Awards – ordinary men and women with extraordinary achievements.
By Naturenomics Team on February 08, 2019
BFA 2018: Forest Rangers & Guards of The Eastern Himalayas Awardee -Dorji Wangchuk
The first Indian lady to do a Wildlife and Research Management course, Lifetime Service Awardee, Usha Lachungpa is a Green Crusader carrying forward the bio-cultural heritage of the Eastern Himalays through knowledge and awareness. The Award was presented by Diana Owen
Dimbeshwar Rabha is accorded the Food for the Future Award for his innovative idea of growing black pepper as an alternate source of livelihood through “Small Farm Integration for Sustainable Agriculture and improved access to market” project. The Award was presented by Jackie Leitch
Special Award- Agricultural Revolution in Balipara County - Mehdi Arif Hussain. The Award was presented by Dr. Kalpana Sarathy, Prof Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Mountaineer and Himalayan lover, Dr. Anshu Jamsenpa, our Special Awardee Eastern Himalayan Global Environmental Ambassador, is the only woman in the world to ascend Mt. Everest twice in 5 days. The Award is presented by Dr. K. K. Sarma
Special Awardee Eastern Himalayan Sports Development Award, High-Altitude Training Centre provides grassroots training to the youth of Mizoram and ample green space. The Award was presented by Roopa Barua
Custodians of the river pathway to Bhutan’s magical forest land of Manas National Park, the three Generation boatmen – Purshoram Choudary, Shankar Choudary, Raj Kumar Choudary, Lokhan Choudary are the Cross-Country Preservation of the Eastern Himalayan Awardees. The Award is presented by Deitrich Schmidt Vogt, Dr. Paramananda Rajbongshi, Ranjit Barthakur and Richard Leitch.