Yamin Hazarika Memorial Woman of Substance Award

On the occasion of the 16th death anniversary of Late Yamin Hazarika, a memorial meeting will be held on July 24, 2015.


The memorial meeting has been organised by Women’s Hub, a collective of women professionals. Yamin Hazarika was born in Guwahati to Shameem Hazarika and Mohammed Serajul Hazarika. Hazarika was a 1977 batch DANIPS (NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service) officer.


She was a recipient of Nirman and Mahila Shiromani awards. Yamin Hazarika, deputy commissioner of police (crime against women), known for her impeccable track record in the force, including a three-month stint in Bosnia, died on July 24, 1999. She was 43. It was in Bosnia, where she was posted as part of the UN peacekeeping force, that she was found to be suffering from leukaemia. She was treated at Mumbai’s Tata Memorial Institute and at AIIMS, Delhi where she passed away.


To commemorate her memory, the Yamin Hazarika Memorial Woman of Substance Award, 2015 will be given to a distinguished woman. A panel discussion on Women Empowerment will be held on the occasion. A short film on her life will also be screened.


Venue: Maria’s Public School, Birkuchi, Guwahati

Time: 4:30 pm

Date: July 24, 2015


 Noted journalist Sanjoy Hazarika and Sahitya Akademi award winning writer Nirupama Borgohain will be the guests of honour on the occasion.