From our Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, July 20: The 2nd annual conference of United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO) held at Joypukuri, Sisupani in Golaghat district for two days concluded recently with some important resolutions for the cause of the Bodos living outside the BTC region. The session was taken part by 552 delegates from districts of outside BTC and they decided to fight for creation of Boro-Kachari autonomous council outside BTC region for the protection of Boro-Kachari and other indigenous tribal people.
On the first day of the session, the president of Golaghat district Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) Dulal Basumatary iugurated the delegate hall while main pandal was iugurated by the president of Dhwnsiri district BSS, Monoj Boro. The souvenir Khousethini Muga was released by the Subdivisiol Officer of Dhwnsiri, rendra Chandra Basumatary followed by delegate session which was chaired by Rwmwi Rwmwi Basumatary, Speaker of the UBPO. The delegate sitting was iugurated by Deputy Chief of Mising Autonomous Council, Sukreswar Goyary.
Speaking to this correspondent, the president of UBPO, Mihiniswar Basumatary rzary said the organization had resolved to put pressure before the government on some key issues of the Bodos living outside BTC region like socio-economic development, protection of culture, literature and language, improvement of education, political rights and social security. He said the creation of autonomous council for over eight lakh Bodos living outside BTC was one of their prime demands and for this the organization had been discussing the issue with the government.
Basumatary said the UBPO resolved to raise their voice and work in connivance with the tiolist Bodo organizations like the ABSU, BSS, NDFB (Progressive) and All Assam Tribal Sangha (AATS). He also said the UBPO had already met the Chief Minister on the issue of creation of autonomous council for the Bodos on March 5, 2015 and would call on him again to press for solution of their demands. He also said they wanted the me of the new autonomous council as Boro-Kacahri Autonomous Council.
The UBPO president said their mission was to work together for the welfare of the Bodos taking all organizations in to confidence and bringing together all intellectual circles to fight for the cause of the society. Besides, the organization had decided to raise voice for land rights to the tribal people under the provision Forest Dwellers’ Act, protection of tribal belts and blocks as per chapter X of Assam Land and Revenue Regulation Act, 1860, land pattas for the Boro-Kachari people and enhancement of fincial assistance from the tribal sub plan for the welfare of tribal people and security of all tribal communities.
On the concluding day, the president of the UBPO, Mihiniswar Basumatary hoisted the organizatiol flag while the vice president Amiya Basumatary paid floral tribute to the martyrs followed by special session on the present political crisis of the Boro-Kacahri people and way of solution. The session was chaired by the vice president of the organization, Thaneswar Goyary where vice president of Bodo Writers’ Academy Dr. Subungsa Mashahary and general secretary of the All Assam Tribal Sangha, Aditya Khaklary participated as special participants and it was iugurated by the president of Bodo Writers’ Academy, Bijay Baglary. The open session which was chaired by UBPO president Mihiniswar Basumatary was also attended by the Chief Executive Member of Mising Autonomous Council, Rash Pegu.