In a bid to promote excellence in the fields of science & technology, cultural pursuits and journalism, the Kamal Kumari National Awards were instituted by the Kamal Kumari Foundation more >>>

The 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.