Agartala, 22nd March 2023: The President of India Smt. Droupadi Murmu conferred Padma Shri to Shri Narendra Chandra Debbarma (Posthumous) in field of Public Affairs, and Shri Bikram Bahadur Jamatia in field of Social Work from Tripura in Civil Investiture Ceremony here today.
Shri Bikram Bahadur Jamatia, retired Under Secretary, Government of Tripura, former Okra, Jamatia Hoda (Community Chief of Jamatia Community) & Founder President, Janajati Faith & Culture protection Forum, Social Service is known for his works for tribal communities of North East India.
Born on 1st October, 1939, Shri Jamatia joined in Government Service as Tribal Colony Supervisor. Later he joined in Civil Secretariat service in the year 1967, where he formed Tribal Employees organization known as TUKS (Tripura Upajati Karmachari Samiti). He retired from service in 1997 as Under Secretary. Just a month later he was selected as Okra (Community Chief) of Jamatia Hoda (Community).
Shri Jamatia has been honoured with many awards such asJanajati Krantikari Samman given by Punbanchal Kalyan Ashram Kalkata & Howrah Mahanagar (2001), World Council of Ancient Tradition & Culture – by ICCS, Nagpur (2003), Prestigious VKIC Samman (2004), N.R. works Samman by A.B.V.K.A. Golden Jubillee function (2004), 11th Baurao Deorash Samman (2006), Guruji Puruskar (2008), Uttar Purba Bharat Gyan Gyapan Govesana Kendra (2013), My Home India ONE India Award (2015) and National Integration Award (2018)and Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Govt, of Tripura (2018) etc.