Dr Abhay Bang receives 18th UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award
The UN Brahma Trust and the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) on Saturday conferred the 18th “UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award” to Dr Abhay Bang
KOKRAJHAR: The UN Brahma Trust and the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) on Saturday conferred the 18th "UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award" to Dr Abhay Bang, an eminent doctor and social worker of Maharashtra in a grand award presentation ceremony held at Bodofa Cultural Complex, Kokrajhar on Saturday. The panel of UN Brahma Trust selected the name of Bang for his commendable contributions and service to the down-trodden people. Bang dedicated and worked to eliminate the sickle disease in the Gond tribal populated district of Maharashtra which is also Naxal-affected area and brought an effective change in health sector for the welfare of the down trodden communities. The Chief Executive Member (CEM) of BTC Pramod Boro who graced the occasion as chief guest handed over the citation with honour while the Minister UG Brahma who chaired the award presentation ceremony as chairperson gave away the memento of UN Brahma and Dipen Boro, the president of the ABSU gave away cheque of Rs. 1 lakh.
In his speech, Dr. Abhay Bang said, "The Gond tribal people of Maharashtra were badly hit by sickle disease but the government could not provide proper health care facilities and research centre to eliminate the disease. It was a great challenge to eliminate the sickle disease but in the long run, the government had to improve medical facilities in tribal populated districts."
Bang said there had been many resemblances with the people of Gond tribe of Maharashtra and Bodo tribe of Bodoland, in terms of food habits, living standards and traditions. He praised the Bodo people and its heartland that it had protected the green cover.