KOKRAJHAR: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) on Wednesday observed the 32nd Bodoland Martyrs’ Day in the district and anchalik level to commemorate the first martyr Sujit Narzary. The Martyrs’ Day was centrally observed at Goreswar in Baksa district.
As part of the programme at Goreswar, the president of the ABSU, Promod Boro hoisted the organizational flag in the morning followed by floral tribute to martyrs by Dhiren Boro, member of the martyr’s family while the grand rally was flagged off by the chairman of BRAWFED, Binod Narzary.
The open meeting which was inaugurated by Associate Professor of Kokrajhar Government College, Berlao K. Karjee, was attended by Mevar Kumar Jamatiya, Cabinet Minister of Tripura as chief guest. The general secretary of National Federation of New States (NFNS), Dr. Manish Tamang, general secretary of NDFB (P), Gobinda Basumatary and Swapnajit Sanyal, secretary and spokesperson of NFNS, graced the occasion as appointed speaker. The programme was also attended by the leaders of various organizations and distinguished guests.
Sujit Narzary, the first martyr of Bodoland movement, lost his life at the tender age of 15 years 5 months on June 12, 1987 during the movement led by Bodofa Upendranath Brahma (1956-1990). He was very brutally killed by anti-tribal miscreants at Tihu Chowk, Nalbari on the way back to Kokrajhar after participating in a grand mass gathering at Judges’ Field in Guwahati seeking separate Bodoland state. His death anniversary is observed every year on June 12 as Bodoland Martyrs’ Day commemorating all the members and cadres who have sacrificed their lives for the statehood movement.
In the native village of Sujit Narzary at Bhatipara near Kokrajhar, the Kokrajhar district committee and South Kokrajhar Anchalik committee of the ABSU observed the day at his martyr tomb.
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