From Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar (Assam), May 1: Amid maintaining of social distancing norms during the ongoing lockdown to combat the COVID-19, the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and Bodo community at large recalled contributions of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma,former president of ABSU on his 30th death anniversary at Thulungapuri Dotma here today.
The All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) and Upendra Nath Brahma Trust remembered his contributions and offered floral tributes to Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma,former president of the ABSU on his 30th death anniversary organised at Buriel Thulungapuri .
ABSU president Dipen Boro,UPPL president Pramod Boro,ex MP and Sahitya Akademy awardee , Urkhao Gwra Brahma,Assam minister Pramila Rani Brahma,ex MLA Pradip Kumar Brahma,ex BTC MCLA Jyotirindra Brahma and several leaders from different organizations offered their floral tributes to late Brahma.
Bodofa UN Brahma had dedicated his life towards upliftment and welfare of the down trodden communities, including the Bodos. Bodofa UN Brahma passed away on May 1, 1990 at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai due to prolonged illness. Brahma led a strong Bodoland movement for a separate Bodoland state in 1987 which continued till 1990.
Former Rajya Sabha MP and Sahitya Akademy award winner, UG Brahma termed Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma as the new messia of the Bodos and other down trodden communities in the region.
Brahma,who was the former president of ABSU and ex president of United People’s Party Liberal(UPPL) recalled Bodofa’s contribution towards the Bodos and other down trodden communities in the region and added that the Bodo society today reached to this level due to the contribution and dedication of Bodofa Late U . N Brahma .
Former MP, Brahma said that he was associated with Bodofa during the Bodoland movement and till today, recalls his dedication and contribution towards the Bodos as well as the down trodden communities in the state. He said that Bodofa UN Brahma’s dedication and contribution was endlessness to the society.
‘ I do recall today, his contribution and dedication ,on his anniversary as I understood him closely during my students union days ‘, , Brahma added.
Upendra Nath Brahma, regarded as “father of the Bodos”, was born on March 31, 1956, and died on May 1, 1990.
As a student leader, Brahma spearheaded the “Bodoland” movement with the mantra “live and let live”. In his tenure as ABSU president, he had worked towards the fulfilment of the Bodo’s demand for a separate state.
The ABSU and UNBT also observed the day to recall his contributions towards upliftment of the Bodos and down trodden communities.
‘We have urged upon the state government as well as the BTC administration to include Brahma’s birth anniversary on the government holiday list as students day but so far there has been no positive response’, he added .
UPPL president Pramod Boro while recalling Bodofa UN Brahma said that he was a leader of dynamic vision ,who led a mass movement seeking separate Bodoland state and added that the Bodo community reached to the present day status through his contributions.
Assam Social welfare minister Brahma while recalling Bodofa UN Brahma said that he was a leader of dynamic vision, who led mass movement seeking separate Bodoland state. She said that BTC administration and state government was working for building a memorial in Thulungapuri .
‘I met him closely during Bodoland movement as he regarded me as his elder sister, who always dreamt of making the Bodos as the master race in the world.