KOKRAJHAR: The All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) Ramfalbil Anchalik Committee on Monday observed the 17th death anniversary of the founder of the student union and former chief of Bodoland Autonomous Council (BAC), Kanakeswar Narzary at Ramfalbil.
As part of the programme, the former president of Ramfalbil Anchalik Committee, ABSU, and secretary of Ramfalbil Anchalik Sports Association, Bijit Kr. Narzary paid floral tribute to Narzary at his portrait after hoisting of organizational flag at half mast by president of RAC, ABSU.
Kanakeswar Narzary was the founder secretary of ABSU in 1967. He was associated with the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and became president of Kokrajhar district BSS after which he joined politics. He was also associated with the PTCA (Plains Tribal Council of Assam), Youth PTCA, Progressive PTCA, UTNLF (United Tribal Nationalist Liberation Front) and UBNLF (United Bodo Nationalist Liberation Front). Finally, he joined the People's Democratic Front (PDF) led by Daoharu Garla Batha Basumatary and became chief of BAC on June 19, 1996. He was chief of BAC till it was scrapped to sign the BTC Accord in 2003. Born in 1943 at West Tengaigaon, Narzary was also Headmaster of Gossainichina High School and took Bodofa UN Brahma with him to his school for some time. He was one of the great nationalist Bodo leaders who fought against injustice towards indigenous people.
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