Kokrajhar, July 23: More than a dozen members of Bodo Writers’ Academy (BWA) led by its president Rajen Basumatary left for Thimpu for a meeting. The members included some senior writers like Dr. Mangalsingh Hazoary and Sarada Prasad Mashahary. BWA sources said the academy had been working to encourage new writers and poets to develop the Bodo language and literature and in view of this, the academy had adopted ‘Mission 2020’. The ‘Mission Bhutan’ is also a part of Mission 2020, the sources said, adding that there would be discussion and recitation of poems during the meeting. The BWA in their post on social media said the Thimpu tour, which started from July 22, will conclude on July 28.
Meanwhile, the president of Kokrajhar district committee Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), Baneswar Basumatary, while talking to this reporter, said the BWA was a constituent body of the BSS but it got separated following several attempts of some of the members of the academy. He said the BWA under Rajen Basumatary had been working independently but the BSS had restricted some agendas being undertaken by the Sabha and asked the BWA not to interfere for the sake of the development of Bodo language and literature.
Basumatary said the BWA had been organizing poets’meet and meetings in Indonesia, Nepal, Bhutan, Gangtok, Kolkata and Bangalore with limited members.