First in Assam

Hima Das
Hima Das, First Indian Sprinter to Win Gold Medal at World Stage
Politics and Administration
  1. First Person to Become President of India from Assam    Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed (24 August 1974-11 February 1977)
  2. First British Military Commander of Assam    George McMorine
  3. First British Political Agent in Assam    David Scott
  4. First British Commissioner of Asaam    David Scott
  5. First British Chief Commissioner of Asaam    Richard Harte Keatinge
  6. First Lieutenant Governor of East Bengal and Assam    Sir Joseph Bampfylde Fuller
  7. First Governor of Assam (British India)    Sir Nicholas Dodd Beatson-Bell
  8. First Governor of Assam (India)    Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari
  9. First Chief Minister of Assam    Gopinath Bordoloi
  10. First Female Chief Minister of Assam    Saiyeda Anowara Taimur
  11. First President's Rulel in Assam    12 December 1979 - 5 December 1980
  12. First Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court    RF Lodge
  13. First Chief Justice of Supreme Court of India from Assam/Northeast India Ranjan Gogoi
  14. First ICS officer from Assam    Anundoram Borooah
  15. First Indian District Magistrate in India    Anundoram Borooah
  16. First Assamese to Became President of Indian National Congress    Devkanta Barua
  17. First Bharat Ratna Awardee from Assam    Gopinath Bordoloi
  18. First Asssamese Justice in Supreme Court of India    Parbati Kumar Goswami
  19. First Election Commissioner of India from Assam    Harishankar Brahma

Arts and Literature

  1. First Printed book in Assamese Language    Dharma Pustak by Aatmaram Sarma (1813)
  2. First Assamese Prose Collection    Katha-Gita by Bhattadeva
  3. First Modern Play in Assamese    Ram Navami by Gunabhiram Baruah (1857)
  4. First Assamese Novel    Bhanumoti (1890)
  5. First Assamese Short Story collection    Surabhi by Lakshminath Bezbaruah (1909)
  6. First Assamese Film    Joymoti (1935)
  7. First Assamese Colour Film    Bhaiti (1972)
  8. First Assamese travelogue    Switzerland Bhraman by Birinchi Kumar Baruah (1948)
  9. First Assamese novel to receive the Sahitya Akademi Award     Yaruyingam by Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya
  10. First film studio of Assam    Jyoti Chitrabon (1968)
  11. First Radio Station in Assam    Guwahati and Shillong (estd. 1 July, 1948)
  12. First Newspaper in Assam    Dainik Batori (1935)
  13. First English Newspaper in Assam     Assam Tribune (1946)

Education
  1. First University of Assam    Gauhati University (1948)
  2. First    Medical School of Assam    Berry White Medical School, Dibrugarh (1902)
  3. First Medical College of Assam     Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh (1947)
  4. First Institute for Higher Education    Cotton College, Guwahti (1901)

Miscellaneous
  1. Mahatma Gandhi First Visit to Assam    1921
  2. First Ahom Monarch to assume the Hindu title 'Swarganarayan'    Suhungmung
  3. First Rebellion Against the British Rule in Assam    1828
  4. First Bridge Over Brahmaputra    Saraighat Bridge (1962), Guwahati
  5. First Mental Asylum in Assam    Tezpur Mental Hospital
  6. First Printing Press in Assam    Mission Press, Sivasagar
  7. First Co-operative Bank in Assam    Shillong Co-operative Town Bank (1904)

People
  1. First Graduate from Assam    Anundoram Borooah
  2. First    Female Graduates from Assam    Sukhalata Dowarah and Sudhalata Dowarah
  3. First Chief Justice of Supreme Court from Assam    Parvati Kumar Goswami
  4. First Female Doctor of Assam    Dr. Rajaniprabha Saikia
  5. First Female ACS    Suchibrata Raichowdhury
  6. First Female IAS officer from Assam    Parul Das
  7. First Assamese actoress to win National Film Award    Moloya Goswami
  8. First Padma Bhushan Winner Krishnakanto Handique
  9. First Female Padma Bhushan Recepient Nalinibala Devi

Sports
  1. First Assamese to win Gold Medal in Asian Games    Bhogeswar Baruah (1966)
  2. First Assamese/Indian Sprinter to Win Gold Medal at an International Event    Hima Das