Kamal Kumari Foundation, set up in memory
of Kamal Kumari Barooah, the remarkable
matriarch of the Khongiya Barooah family of
Thengal, has achieved acclaim and renown
for its charitable and constructive activities
in the eastern region of the country.
The Foundation has restored Namghars and
Satriya Cultural Centres in various parts of
Assam, built and renovated public facilities,
sponsored meritorious students in national
institutions of repute, instituted
scholarships for handicapped and needy
students, offered medical aid to the needy
and financially assisted publication of rare
Assamese literary works. With the objective of
promoting excellence in the field of Science
& Technology, Culture and Journalism,
the Foundation confers annually three National
Awards. The Foundation has also donated the
full cost of publication of the volume
"150 years of Journalism in Assam"
brought out by the Celebration Committee of 150
years of Journalism in Assam.