ABSU demands solution to Bodo medium issue as per BTR accord

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By Our Kokkrajhar Web Desk

Kokrajhar(Assam) ,Aug 30: The All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) has demanded an early solution to the issue of Bodo medium education and language development through the spirit of Clause 6 of the Bodoland Territorial Region(BTR) accord in the state .

A six- member delegation of the students union led by it’s president Dipen Boro on Sunday met Assam minister of Education Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma here and submitted a seven point reminder note on use of Bodo medium in educational institutes as per the BTR accord and urged the minister to implement the same .

The delegation discussed with the minister the issue thoroughly and urged him to introduce Bodo medium in educational institutes .

Clause 6 of the BTR Accord emphasizes on strong initiative for development and welfare of the Bodo medium education.

The other members of the ABSU delegation were Jayanta Basumatary, Vice-President; Lawrence Islary, General Secretary; Kungkhra Swargiary, Adviser, Romeo P Narzary, Ex-VP ABSU and Kwrwmdao Wary, Assistant General Secretary.
Education minister H B Sarma informed the delegation that the same will be introduced in the ensuing Assembly session with the budget allocation to implement as per the clause of the BTR Accord.

As per clause 6.3 Government of Assam will initiate measures to provincialise (i) schools colleges established in BTAD, and (ii) Bodo Medium Schools outside BTAD, as per special need and requirement. The State Govt. will also take measures to appoint lecturers in Bodo Departments in colleges outside BTAD as a special consideration.
As far as provincialism of the Bodo Medium institutions from LP to PG the minister assured that the govt is looking into the pros and cons considering the special need and requirements and the concerned department will implement the clause.

The Minister said that the govt will notify Bodo Language in Devanagri script as an associate official language in the State and assured to write to the concerned departments to solve the long pending Associate Official Bodo Language implementation in the state of Assam under the Clause 6.2 of the BTR accord.

“For the Inclusion of Bodo Language Paper in the Assam Judicial Service Examination in Assam, minister Sarma assured to pursue the matter through the Chief Justice of Gauhati High Court and implement the same for the benefit of the Bodo medium background students,ABSU president Dipen Boro said after the meeting .

Boro said the recent declaration of addition of Science streams in the incumbent Degree colleges of BTAD districts will be implemented after the Model Code of Conduct for BTC Election will come to an end. The CTET candidates who were left out in recent appointments and age related matters will be resolved after consultations with the the concerned departments.

Regarding the Law Colleges of Assam the minister assured to take the matter departmentally and take steps to resolve the matter as much as possible.

Further, he said that the Minister has expressed his willingness to resolve all the Bodo medium Educational related matters in the state of Assam,the reminder memorandum read.

ABSU president said that they are hopeful that all the provisions in the BTR accord will get due attention and be implemented by the Government .

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