KOKRAJHAR: The ABSU (All Bodo Students' Union) observed the 31st death anniversary of the 'Father of the Bodos', Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma.
The death anniversary of Bodofa was observed with the half hoisting of ABSU's flag at Thulugapuri, Dotma by Dipen Boro, president of the ABSU, followed by floral tribute paid at the tomb of Bodofa, initiated by Pramod Boro, CEM of BTC. Meanwhile, the floral tribute at the statue of Bodofa was given by Urkhao Gwra Brahma, former MP (RS). The ABSU, while maintaining COVID-19 protocol, paid respect to the great soul. The ABSU has vowed to deliver the significance of life and philosophy of Bodofa UN Brahma to the entire humanity.
ABSU president Dipen Boro said, "Bodofa UN Brahma lived a revolutionary life, igniting the Bodos of the world to realize their identity and existence with their language, culture and traditions." He also said that Bodofa spearheaded the democratic movement as the president of ABSU from 1987 until he passed away.
"On this day the ABSU is saddened to know about the sudden demise of senior journalist Kalyan Baruah and his wife Nilakshi Bhattacharya, who had been admitted and treated for COVID-19 at a private hospital in Delhi," he said, adding that both had been very dedicated
in the field of media and had been in constant touch with the ABSU and carried all the stories regarding the socio-political movement of the Bodos in New Delhi. "Their demise is a great loss to the media of Assam and India," he added.
On the other hand, the 31st death anniversary of Bodofa UN Brahma was also observed at BTR Secretariat. The CEM of BTC, Pramod Boro paid floral tribute at the statue of Bodofa in front of the Secretariat. The EMs- Dr. Nilut Swargiary, Akhil Mashahary and former ABSU general secretary Lawrence Islary paid floral tribute.