GUWAHATI: On the occasion of the 16th death anniversary of Late Yamin Hazarika (IPS), 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 the late 1950s in Lakhtokia, Guwahati, to Shameem Hazarika and Mohammed Serajul Hazarika. Yamin Hazarika started off as a 1977 batch DANIPS (NCT of Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli Police Service) officer. Later, she was promoted to IPS in 1996. 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. 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. Treatment began only in when she returned last September, at Mumbai’s Tata Institute and at AIIMS where she passed away.


To commemorate her memory, the Yamin Hazarika (IPS) 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.