Newly-constituted executive body of UBPO takes oath in Dhemaji district
A crucial general assembly meeting of the United Bodo People's Organization (UBPO) was held at Sanjari Nwgwr, Simen Chapori of Dhemaji district
LAKHIMPUR: A crucial general assembly meeting of the United Bodo People's Organization (UBPO) was held at Sanjari Nwgwr, Simen Chapori of Dhemaji district on Friday. The event was organized at the Office of the Ex-BLT Welfare Society, Undivided Lakhimpur district unit, in a befitting manner.
The meeting commenced with UBPO president Manoranjan Basumatary in the chair. The objective of the event was explained by general secretary Pitambar Brahma, who also highlighted the past activities of the organization. The event was inaugurated by Romeo Narzary, the Deputy CEM of the Bodo-Kachari Welfare Autonomous Council (BKWAC). He urged upon the UBPO to lead the Bodo community towards all-round development with innovative plans and STRATEGIES along with dedicated service in the upcoming days.
In the same event, the new executive body of the UBPO, which was constituted with Manuranjan Basumatary as president, Lalit Chandra Brahma, Ranjan Basumatary, Badal Mussahari as vice-presidents, Pitambar Brahma as general secretary, Amrit Kumar Basumatary, Abiram Boro as assistant general secretaries, Prabin Brahma, Sushanta Mussahari as secretaries, GhanakantaMohela as speaker, Jonaram Brahma as deputy speaker, Katiram Tulsiyary, Pranjita Boro, Pradip Kumar Mohela, Atul Goyari, Kabita Basumatary, Ratiram Basumatary as organizing secretaries in the 9th annual conference of the organization, conducted at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, took oath. UBPO adviser Birendra Kumar Brahma administered oath to president Manuranjan Basumatary, while the president administered the same to other office bearers and executive members of the organization.
The general assembly meeting held detailed discussion over various issues of the Bodo people living in 22 districts of the State, outside BTAD. The meeting adopted resolutions over the topics of discussion and once again demanded the government at the Centre and in the State to provincialize the venture Bodo medium schools and colleges outside BTAD as per Para 6.3 of the Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) of the 3rd Bodo Peace Accord, signed on January 27 in 2020. The organization has remarked that the government should step forward in this context by granting even exemption to certain schools and colleges, if necessary, in view of the academic development of the entire Bodo community.
In addition to it, the organization further demanded the governments to grant hill's tribe status to the Bodos living in the Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao district, to implement the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, not to evict ST people until the Act concerned is implemented well, to form the constituency of the BKWAC and to conduct its election, to release a fund of Rs 300 crore to the BKWAC and to increase in the per annum budgetary allocation (Assam Government's share) to the autonomous council concerned.