Royal descendants of Mech king felicitated at Chikjhar
From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Dec 24: A grand mass gathering and felicitation programme was organized at Nwnwgwr Bathou Thanshali in the Chikjhar area of Kokrajhar district to publically felicitate the Mech (Bodo) royal descendant of Chikra Mech recently.
Chikra Mech was one of the founder kings of the Mech (Bodo) community who had established the Sidli Mech Kingdom at Chikjhar, at present located in the north-eastern part of Kokrajhar district. The Sidli Royal state continued even after independence of India till 1956 when the zamindari vested law had been executed. Historical Sidli state comprised the Sidli Tribal Belt, Sidli-Chirang Bhutan Dooar, present Chirang, Kokrajhar and maximum area of the Bongaigaon district in present BTC area.
In the mass gathering, people from the various places of Kokrajhar district felicitated the 18th generation of Chikra Mech, Pradip rayan Dev Mech and the 19th generation Kumar Prithiraj rayan Dev Mech by organizing a glorious Bodo traditiol programme.
Kumar Prithiraj rayan Dev Mech of the historical Sidli kingdom said that the organizations of so-called intellectuals or anti-Bodo groups who wanted to distort the Bodo history and found it hard to accept the Royal history and heritage of the Mech (Bodos) were rather ‘immigrant’. Such refugees had no ethical right to raise any question over the commul identity and legitimate rights of the Bodos or any sons of the soil, he said.
Addressing the mass gathering, Kumar Prithiraj rayan Dev Mech, who is also the chief of Royal Union of Koch Mech (RUKM) said that Bodoland was not the formation of a Bodo state rather Bodoland was reformation of the Bodo state. “Kurukshetra war may repeat in Bodoland to establish the suppressed Bodo heritage as well as for the existence of the truth and dharma,” he said adding that the so-called Koch Rajbongshis proclaiming themselves as people of royal race proved that the community was suffering severe identity crisis. He also said most of them were immigrant refugees and still some of them were of Modasi, Joldha, Halo, Jalo or Malo acknowledged classes. He rued how the population of a royal dysty could turn into figure of lakhs.
Dev Mech alleged that the formation of the so-called Assamese society was ‘not ethical’ from any aspect. From the pre-era of the Mahabharata itself, most of undivided India was ruled by the Mlechccha kings and the word ‘Mech’ is a corrupt version of the word Mlechccha which had been clearly quoted in the Linguistic Survey of India by George Grierson.
Jaklal Basumatary, retired IRS, Daorao Dekhreb rzary, working president of the Jajati Suraksha Manch (JSM) along with ABSU, Bodo Sahitya Sabha, Greater Bodo Gudi Bathou Association, intellectuals and various Bodo organizations leaders actively participated in the programme.