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'Bodo leaders should work together to fulfil Bodofa's dreams'

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 May 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From our Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, May 2: Former advisor of All Aruchal Students’ Union (AAPSU), Nino Tado said that Bodo leaders should work together to fulfil the dreams of Bodofa Upendra th Brahma who wanted to make the Bodos a powerful race in the world.

Addressing a huge gathering at Dotma on Friday, Tado said Bodofa UN Brahma designed the Bodoland movement and he was not only the leader of the Bodos but was also the harbinger of all down trodden communities of the region. He inspired them to fight against exploitation and injustice.

Tado said that Brahma worked selflessly for the underprivileged communities and he was inspired by the principle and ideology of Brahma. Tado said there could be clashes between the Bodos but they were always united and added that working together for the backward tribal communities should be given priority by the Bodo leaders.

Senior jourlist Adip Phukan said Bodofa UN Brahma not only represented the Bodos but he was a true leader of all indigenous people. He said in Assam only AASU and ABSU had been shouldering responsibility on certain issues of the State. All the outgoing presidents of the ABSU had not only worked for the Bodos but also raised their voices in common issues of the State and the indigenous tribal people of the region as well. He added that the Bodos were denied rights and justice for which they were compelled to start a revolution.

Phukan reminded that it was the Bodos that opposed the merger of vast part of Assam with Bangladesh before partition. The stand of the Bodos against merger was yet to be given credence, he said adding that the Bodos had got political rights because of the ABSU under Bodofa UN Brahma who fought for political rights of the Bodos. He praised the ABSU for adopting Boragari village, birth place of UN Brahma in order to upgrade it to a model village and bringing awareness on quality education as well as education to information technology.

The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) on May 1 observed the 25th death anniversary of Bodofa Upendra th Brahma in a befitting manner at Thulungapuri, Dotma in Kokrajhar district. The student body invited all the Bodo movement leaders and former workers who were associated with Bodofa UN Brahma and felicitated them, besides taking their views and suggestions.

Former leaders of ABSU, Bodo People’s Action Committee (BPAC), All Assam Tribal Women’s Welfare Federation (AATWWF), Bodo Volunteers Force, student leaders from Aruchal Pradesh, from the year 1986 to 1990 attended the death anniversary function.

On the other hand, the BTC Secretariat also observed the 25th death anniversary of UN Brahma by offering floral tribute at his statue in front of Bodoland Assembly, Bodofa Nwgwr. The Deputy Chief of BTC, Kampa Borgoyary, EM Doneswar Goyary, Principal Secretary Anupam Roy, secretary and joint secretaries attended the function.

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