Parbati Barua Gets Lifetime
Guwahati, Assam [Oct 2015]
Elephant specialist Ms. Parbati Barua, the only female mahout in
the world, has been awarded the lifetime achievement award at the
Kolkata International Wildlife and Environment Film Festival.
Hailing from the erstwhile royal family of the Baruas of Gauripur, now in Assam's Goalpara district, Barua was awarded on Monday for her tireless work on wildlife conservation.
The 'Forest Man of India, Jadav Payeng who created a complete forest in a small island on the river Brahmaputra was awarded with 'Desham Save the Tiger Award'.
Other awardees include eminent industrialist and wildlife filmmaker Navin M Raheja and 'Green Oscar' winner Ashwika Kapur.
Courtesy: by VOA Team/Internet