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Create separate directorate for Bodo medium schools: CM told

Sarbanda Sonowal

Sentinel Digital Desk

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 30: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) has raised the demand for a separate directorate of education for Bodo medium schools and schools of other tribes in the State, now with Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal. Sonowal has asked the officials of the department to take up the demands sincerely and brief him on the demands.

A tripartite talk was held among representatives of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary and the Chief Minister at the residence of Forest and Environment Minister Pramila Rani Brahma's official residence in the city last night. The BSS submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister and urged him to fulfill its charter of demands, mostly on educatiol problems related to Bodo medium schools. Some of the major demands raised by the Sabha are – creation of a separate directorate for Bodo and other tribal languages covering the elementary, secondary and higher education; holding a separate TET for Bodo medium schools; handing over of the Bathoupuri Cultural Complex located at Gorchuk in the city to the BSS; fincial assistance to the BSS; creation of posts of staff for the Directorate of Education, BTC; and appointment of staff in the proposed separate directorate of education; implementation of Bodo as the official language in the BTAD and as an associate official language in the State outside the BTAD; etc. The BSS team led by its president Kameswar Brahma comprises vice presidents Bisweswar Basumatry and Dipak Kumar Basumatary, general secretary Kamala Kanta Mushahary, secretaries Prashanta Boro and Nilakanta Goyari. Besides the Chief Minister and Pramila Rani Patowary, MLAs Chandra Brahma, Thaneswar Basumatry, Moneswar Brahma, minister bakanta Doley and Chief Minister's media adviser Hrishikesh Goswami.

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