From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, August 31: The Garla Batha Public Charitable Trust is all set to observe the 16th death anniversary of former president of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU), Daoharu Garla Batha Basumatary who was also the founder general secretary of People’s Democratic Front (PDF), on September 7 at UN Brahma Girls’ High School, Habrubari in Serfanguri. This was informed by the Attorney of GB Basumatary Public Charitable Trust, Pwjakhg Mashahary.
Mashahary said the GB Basumatary Talent Award would also be conferred on that day. The award is given to the Bodo medium student who secured highest marks in total aggregate in the HSLC examition or best farmer. This year, Jasmin Boro of Dwarkuchi High School, Baksa would be conferred the GB Basumatary Talent award for her outstanding result in the last HSLC examition, securing highest aggregate in the Bodo medium. The president of the ABSU, Promod Boro, who will attend the function as the chief guest, will give away the award.
As part of the programme, the president of the GB Basumatary Public Charitable Trust, Biy Kr. Brahma will hoist the flag of the trust at the burial place of Basumatary at Habrubari in the morning followed by homage to be paid by his wife, Raktima Basumatary. BTC EM of Sports and Youth Welfare Doneswar Goyary will pay floral tribute and local MCLA of BTC, Jatirindra Brahma will also pay tribute to the departed leader.
A semir on the contribution of Daoharu Garla Batha Basumatary on social, political and Bodoland movement will be held at UN Brahma Girls’ High School at 10.30 am which will be chaired by Biy Kr. Brahma, president of the GB Basumatary Public Charitable Trust. The president of Ramfalbil Anchalik committee, ABSU, Ratith Basumatary will give the key note address in the semir.
Daoharu Garla Batha Basumatary was one of the most dymic and dedicated Bodo leaders who shouldered huge responsibility with his brave heart during the launch of the Bodoland movement. He was the instrumental in leading the Bodoland movement and he was a popular orator. Besides, he was deeply involved with culture as he used to play different musical instruments and he was also the director of the first Bodo video film Jariminni Khonkhor. He composed a Bodo tiolist song Thwisam during the peak period of the Bodoland movement in 1988. This great leader was shot at by a miscreant at Serfanguri in the later part of 1997 and he succumbed to his injuries on September 7 in the year 2000.