By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam) , Jan 31: The All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) has demanded granting of Scheduled Tribe(ST) Hill status to the Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao as per the memorandum of settlement of the BTR(Bodoland Territorial Region) accord.
The student union passed a resolution to urge the government to grant of the ST Hill status to the Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts as per the MoS of the BTR accord.
The students union decided to introduce Bodo language learning centres at various places across the state for the upliftment of the Bodos and it’s educational environment.
The 53rd annual conference of All Bodo Students Union concluded on Sunday with a three day colourful programme at Mungkhlong Fwthar, Borpukuri, Gohpur of Biswanath district.
The students union in it’s three delegate sessions, adopted several key resolutions for the socio- economic welfare and development in the entire region and the state . The student union has adopted a resolution to appeal to the Govt. of India and Assam to implement the remaining clauses of the Bodoland Territorial Region( BTR) Accord within a specific time in letter and spirit.
The students union also appealed to the state government for the creation of the interim body for the Bodo-Kachari welfare autonomous council with immediate effect ,Providing Land Rights under FRA Act, 2006 to the Tribals of Sonitpur and Biswanath district including various districts of Assam as per the spirit of the BTR accord .
Withdrawal of cases against NDFB members and release of all members from various jails of Assam, India & abroad,Provincialisation of the schools and colleges of BTR and Assam before assembly election., Filling of all vacancy positions in LP, UP & High School with immediate effect, creation of more posts in Bodo departments of various colleges and universities, establishment of more Bodo medium LP, ME & High schools under NEP where Bodo medium education is of utmost necessity .
Establishment of Bodoland skill centre at various places of BTR, and employment generation and competitive exam coaching centre in public private partnership (PPP) were the prominent resolutions of the ABSU.
In the organisational activites,the students union resolved to work for mission quality and skill education 2021-2025, Quality education for every child upto 12 standards, Counselling & Motivation for every child, teacher & guardian, Career orientation for every students from Class vii upto xii, Residential camp for smart & economically poor students, Skill education and employment for every dropout students through Bodoland skill mission.
Bodofa mission for sustainable change 2021-2025, Economic revolution, alcohol-gambling, drugs, child marriage & witch hunting free society, peace, unity and harmonious society, Implementation of PURA Model in Bodoland (Provide urban amnesties in rural area), Sustainable Agriculture, Agro-industry & production, Management of rural & urban business, Establishing of more small scale industry & medium enterprise, Local resource management and employment system. Re-establishing Bodo identity in India & worldwide, Flourishing and enriching Bodo culture at Local, National & International level, Focussing to popularise Bodo language & literature with creative publications, Clean & Green Bodoland for sustainable environment & Livelihood, Women empowerment and awareness among women folk.
To popularise Bodo culture and tradition, in Metro cities of India and international level under Bodofa mission for sustainable change etc.
ABSU president Dipen Boro said that the students union has decided to demand for introduction of Bodo department at Delhi University.
Sahitya Akademy award winner and noted author Eshie Dorjee Thongchi graced the occasion as chief guest on the open session of the ABSU annual conference today with Dipen Boro at the chair.
Assam Health and Education minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma while attending the occasion as guest said that the government is fully committed to implement all clauses of BTR accord in letter and spirit in days to come.
Dr Sarma said that Rs.5 lakhs eash would be given as ex-gratia to all families who have lost family members during the ethnic clashes or unwanted incidents in Gohpur areas from 1983 to 1990 .
Among others, BTR chief executive member Pramod Boro, ex Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma, Gohpur MLA Utpal Borah,noted educationist Dr Amar Jyoti Choudhury were prominent attendees on the occasion.
Meanwhile, Dipen Boro was reelected as the president of All Bodo Students Union(ABSU) for another two years .
Khanindra Basumatary(Chirang) was elected as general secretary while Khwrwmdao Wary (Kokrajhar) and Rwmdwn Basumatary (Baksa) were elected as as vice presidents . Kastom Basumatary was elected as assistant general secretary and Swmaosar Basumatary as education secretary.