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Assam Govt To Confer ‘Asom Baibhav Award’ to Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata Contributed a Lot in Cancer Care in Assam

Assam government has decided to confer the ‘Asom Baibhav Award’, state’s highest civilian award, to industrialist Ratan Tata.

Assam chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, told media persons Ratan Tata has enormously contributed to cancer treatment in Assam.

“Delighted to announce that the Government of Assam has decided to confer its highest civilian award, Assam Baibhav, to Ratan Tata, Chairman TATA Trusts for his exceptional contribution towards furthering cancer care in Assam” the CM tweeted.

The announcement was made on the occasion of ‘Axom Divas’ or Assam Day.

Ratan Tata is the chairman of Tata Sons and is the most renowned and respected industrialist of the country.

In 2018, the Government of Assam in collaboration with the Tata Trust had decided to establish comprehensive cancer care facilities in Assam.

The then Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Amit Shah, Himanta Biswa Sarma, the Health Minister of Assam, and Ratan Tata, Chairman of the Tata Trusts, together unveiled the foundation stones of 19 modern cancer care facilities that will dot the state.

The Government of Assam and the Trusts have set up the Assam Cancer Care Foundation, dedicated to this initiative.

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