Gangtok, Feb 11
Senior journalist-cum-President of Press Club of Sikkim, Joseph Lepcha has been conferred with Late Pramodkant Sharma Memorial ‘Best Journalist Award’ at Guwahati, Assam on Feb 11. Two Strength Lifters, Ganesh Kurmar Limboo and Pema Lepcha from was also felicitated during the programme.
The trio were handed over handed over Assamese traditional scrap ‘jappi’ certificates and memento by the renowned journalist and writer M. Ahmad.
While addressing the gathering, general secretary of the organizing committee informed that late Pramodkant Sharma was the first body builder from the region and made a only person to swim across Brahmaputra River in 15 minutes in 1934.
The award function was organized to commemorate 104th birth anniversary of the Assamese legend.