Bodofa's birthday to be celebrated as 'Students' Day'
GUWAHATI: The state government is committed to fulfilling all clauses of the Bodo Peace Agreement 2020 and the process is progressing steadily, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma asserted on Sunday.
Addressing the 55th annual conference of the All Bodo Students' Union (ABSU) at the Bodoland Fwthar in Rowta, Sarma said that peace and prosperity have returned to the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) after the peace pact was signed. He mentioned that the border of the BTR will be extended up to Gohpur as a result of the inclusion 60 additional villages in the BTR.
The Chief Minister acknowledged the role played by the ABSU since 1983 for the socio-economic, cultural and academic development of the Bodo community.
Sarma further announced that for the first time, the birth anniversary of the founder of the ABSU, Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, on March 31 will be celebrated as 'Students' Day' all over the state.
The Chief Minister also appealed to all tribal communities of the state to ensure that they retain their respective religious rituals, traditions and culture. He said that the Bodos can play a major role in the economic development of Assam because the community is extremely hard-working.
Sarma urged the students from the Bodo community to learn English and other languages along with the Bodo language so that they can access better employment avenues. At the same, he appealed to the ABSU to work for the welfare of non-Bodos as well, in the interest of maintaining harmony among various communities living in the BTR.