KOKRAJHAR, July 12: The Bodoland University (BU) on Thursday celebrated its 22nd foundation day with a day-long colourful programme at the university premises at Debargaon in Kokrajhar. Minister Pramila Rani Brahma attended the function as the chief guest while BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary was appointed speaker. Vice-Chancellor of Bodoland University, Prof. Hemanta Kr. Baruah, Registrar Dr. Shekar Brahma and others attended the programme.
In her speech, Pramila Rani Brahma said that Bodoland University was still in the nascent stage and needed more funds for necessary infrastructure. She said if Rs100 crore could be sanctioned to Gauhati University and Dibrugarh University, the same amount should be released to Bodoland University, if not more.
BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary said there had been allegations that the Assamese language was being neglected in BU. He said there was no question of neglecting the Assamese language in BU as the Vice-Chancellor of the university was an Assamese and most of the departmental heads and professors were Assamese-speaking people. He slammed certain elements and the media for creating a ruckus over the use of Assamese language in Bodoland University. He said that people should not pay attention to such baseless allegations. A plantation programme was also organized on the occasion at the premises of BU which was started jointly by minister Pramila Rani Brahma and BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary.