LAKHIMPUR: The Dhemaji District Committee of the United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO) has demanded the Government of Assam supply an adequate amount of textbooks to the Bodo medium schools and to appoint enough teachers in the same at the earliest.
The organization further demanded the government notify Bodo villages for the delimitation of the constituencies under the Bodo-Kachari Welfare Autonomous Council (BKWAC) and allocate a large amount of funds to the autonomous council concerned to ensure inclusive development of the Bodo community people outside BTR.
The Dhemaji District Committee of the UBPO raised these demands once again as per decisions taken in the first general body meeting of the newly constituted district committee, held in the head office of the organisation at Sanjari Nwgwr, Simen Chapori. The meeting was chaired by the newly selected president, Ratiram Basumatary, while general secretary Dipankar Narzary explained the objective of the meeting. Attending the event, UBPO central committee president Manuranjan Basumatary extended greetings to the newly selected office beaters of the district committee and delivered his lecture on the aims and objectives of the UBPO and the duties and responsibilities of the office bearers as well as workers. He said that the UBPO must play a pivotal role in securing the political, socio-economic, academic, and land rights of the Bodo people living outside BTR and finding permanent resolution to various issues in the community, including village notification and constituency delimitation of the BKWAC. The UBPO central committee president administered an oath to the office-bearers of the newly constituted district committee. UBPO central committee deputy speaker Jonaram Brahma and treasurer Bistiram Narzary were among those who attended the meeting, which also demanded the government resolve the flood and erosion problems in the Dhemaji district permanently. It should be noted here that this Dhemaji district committee of the UBPO was constituted in the delegates’ session of its 5th biennial session, held at Mingmang on December 16 and December 17 last, with Ratiram Basumatary as president, Sansuma Basumatary, Robin Boro, Dipankar Narzary, Swarge Basumatary, Arun Kumar Basumatary as vice-presidents, Ashok Daimary as general secretary, Somnath Mohilary, Raju Basumatary, Rupnath Swargiyary, Sukumar Brahma as assistant general secretaries, Toroni Basumatary, Sukleswar Swargiyary, Danswra Mussahary, Dhananjay Basumatary as secretaries, Anil Boro as speaker, and Manoj Basumatary as deputy speaker.