Dr. Kamna Das Memorial Community Service and Mentoring Excellence Award 2013

AANA 2013 Dr. Kamna Das Community Service and Mentoring Excellence Award in memory of Dr. Kamna Das who was a pillar for the Assamese Community in North America and who helped launch countless American dreams was awarded to DR. ARADHANA B. SATIN & MR. ROBERT C. SATIN in recognition of their lifelong dedication and service to the Assamese Community in North America and abroad and in particular for tying the community together through the Assam Directory they have been publishing for many years.

During the July 6th cultural program at the 34th Assam Convention, Detroit, MI, AANA General Secretary Ranu Dutta presented a background of this AANA’s prestigious award followed by AANA Vice President Roopa Sharma introducing the award recipients and late Dr. Das’s son Aabir Das handing over a plaque to the recipients with a few words about significance of the award. In their acceptance speech Dr. & Mr. Satin encouraged everyone to follow late Dr. Das’s example and provide much needed community and mentoring services to today’s societies.

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Aabir Das, son of late Dr. Das presenting the award, Dr. Aradhana & Mr. Robert Satin receiving the award, Ranu Dutta and Roopa Sharma, AANA Gen Secy. and VP introducing the award and the recipients

AANA Member Service Awards 2013

The Assam Association of North America (AANA) gratefully appreciates and recognizes the following members at its

34th Assam Convention on July 6, 2013, Detroit, Michigan, USA for their long standing services, commitments and contributions to AANA and the community. They made AANA grow and prosper, and achieve its goals of promoting Assamese culture and fostering enduring bonds within our community. Each couple or individual received a Certificate of Appreciation and a Gamosa from the AANA Executive Board presented by Roopa Sharma (VP) and Ranu Dutta (Gen Secy.).


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Standing from left above:Dr. Kripanath & Mrs. Sadhana Borah, Mr. Hiren & Mrs. Usha Sarma (Mrs. Sarma not in picture), Dr. Shonit Das, Mr. Nikhil & Mrs. Nirmali Baruah, Mr. Rajib & Mrs. Bandana Sarmah (Mrs. Sarmah not in picture), Mrs. Dilara & Mr. Habibur Boruah, Dr. Jibeshwar & Mrs. Uma Talukdar (Mrs. Talukdar not in picture), Mr. Rabin & Mrs. Anuradha Mahanta, Mr. Anis & Mrs. Dina Ahmed, and Mrs. Manashi & Mr. Arup Goswami

2013 UNITE Half Marathon at Rutgers NJ

AANA stalwarts Pallav Bordoloi and Suranjoy Hazarika completed the 2013 UNITE Half Marathon at Rutgers NJ, on April 21st.There were over 3000 participants. The scenic 13.1 mile course passed through several Rutgers campuses in Piscataway and New Brunswick.

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