Speaker Biswajit Daimary visits construction site of Bathou Traditional and Cultural Centre in Kokrajhar
Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary and Deputy Speaker Dr. Numal Momin along with BTC EM Ranjit Basumatary and Kokrajhar DC Varnali Deka on Monday
KOKRAJHAR: Assam Legislative Assembly Speaker Biswajit Daimary and Deputy Speaker Dr. Numal Momin along with BTC EM Ranjit Basumatary and Kokrajhar DC Varnali Deka on Monday visited the construction site of Bathou Traditional & Cultural Centre, Baganshali in Kokrajhar and discussion was held with Bathou Committee and Secretary of PWD Amar Jyoti Barman and departmental engineers. The Speaker directed the committee to complete the construction of the building as early as possible.
They also offered prayers at Bathou Thanshali and had meeting on indigenous faith and culture with respective representatives of Boro people at Brajendra Kumar Brahma memorial conference room of CIT, Kokrajhar.
The Speaker, in his speech said that the Indigenous Faith and Culture department was the newly created department by the government of Assam to protect the old faith, tradition and heritage. He also said separate budget was earmarked in the last budget session under the guidance of Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, CM of Assam for the indigenous Faith and Culture department.
Daimary said the Chief Minister has sent them (Speaker and Deputy Speaker) to meet and discuss with the indigenous people of each and every corner of Assam. He also said for that department, an amount of Rs.100 crore had been allocated in the budget.
Dr. Mangal Singh Hazoary in his speech said he was one of the believers and reformers of Bathou religion and has published several books on the Bathou religion. He dwelt on the necessity of preservation of Bathouism and it's philosophy.
Jageswar Brahma, president of Dularai Boro Harimu Afat (DBHA) said the Bodos had distinct culture, tradition, folk songs, folk dance and own beliefs which should be protected at any cost. He also said the existing AIR and TV stations of Kokrajhar should be upgraded for highlighting the local socio -cultural aspects of indigenous people.
The meeting at CIT was also attended by BTC EMs-Reo Reoa Narzihary and Ranjit Basumatary, MLA Lawrence Islary and leaders of different Bodo organizations and intellectuals.