From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Oct 31: The 5th death anniversary of the founder of Bodoland Indigenous Games Association (BIGA), Chakya Brahma was observed by the association at his mausoleum at Choto Adabari on Tuesday. The other district committees of the association also observed simultaneously at their respective district. In Kokrajhar, the BIGA, Kokrajhar district committee observed the day. As part of the programme, the vice-president of BIGA central committee, Abish Islary hoisted the flag at half mast while Rani Bala Brahma, wife of Chakya Brahma, paid floral tribute.
In his address, Islary said that Brahma had brought a new revolution to revive the old traditiol games amongst the new generation. He said that most of the traditiol games had disappeared and the young generation did not know the value of old games. It was Chakya Brahma who worked relentlessly to preserve, reactivate and develop traditiol games with new vigour, he said, adding that the BIGA was formed at his behest in 2008 but before that he used to demonstrate traditiol games in various festivals across the State and he started research works 25 years before BIGA is formed. He also said the existing leaders and workers of the BIGA should fulfill the aspirations of Brahma.
The general secretary of BIGA, Guno Shankar Wary, and former secretary of Kokrajhar district All Assam Tribal Sangha, Chakramani Brahma also delivered speech and BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare, Doneswar Goyary attended the function along with prominent local intellectuals and well wishers.