Veteran writer Toshaprova Kalita and young poet Bijoy Sankar Barman are awarded prestigious Sahitya Academy Bal Sahitya Puraskar and Yuva Puraskar respectively in Assamese literature for the year 2013.
Toshaprova Kalita is awarded life time achievement awards for her work in children literature and Poet Barman is awarded for his book “Ashokastami”, 2011. Writer Kalita was earlier awarded “Nilima Dutta Memorial Translation Literature Award”. Poet Barman, a recipient of Munin Barkataky Award for his book “Deo” is currently working in Postal department of Govt. of India.
On the other hand, Jatindra Swargiary and Sansuma Khunggur Basumatary are awarded for the same in Bodo literature.