Indian Oil Corporation Limited honoured Rabha folk artist Hirabala Rabha with ‘IndianOil Guwahati Refinery Luit Gaurab Award’ for her contribution and preservation of Rabha folk songs.
The singer was felicitated during Rongali Bihu celebration program organised by Noonmati Bihu Sanmilan.
She was given a cheque of Rs 1 lakh and a citation. This award is given every year during Rongali Bihu celebration at Noonmati Bihutoli. The winners are selected by a jury consisting of some of the most eminent personalities in the state.
In 2019, musician ‘Dhepadhulia’ Bipin Deka was bestowed with the award for his relentless efforts towards enriching the Dhepadhul culture, prevalent mostly in Darrang district and around it.