By Our Kokrajhar Bureau
Kokrajhar(Assam),Jan 27: Synchronizing with the celebration of second anniversary of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) Peace Accord day here , the chief executive member (CEM) of Bodoland Territorial Region ( BTR) Pramod Boro on Thursday formally launched ‘Super-50 BTR’, a flagship project to transform the lives of economically weaker engineering aspirants of five districts of BTR by providing them with eleven months of rigorous free residential coaching and mentorship for admission to IITs and NITs besides laying foundation stone of Bodoland Literature, Cultural and Historical Digital Archives at Bodofa Cultural Complex,and Bodoland Revolutionary Digital Archive at Bodoland Secretariat Complex, here to preserve the history and identity.
The BTR government celebrated the second anniversary of BTR accord by maintaining COVID protocols across the districts marking the third anniversary of the Bodo peace accord which was signed on Jan 27 , 2020 .
ABSU, four factions of NDFB and UBPO leaders signed the BTR accord that paved the way peace and harmony among all sections of the region.
Launching the Super-50 BTR at a meeting with ministers, EMs, MLAs and MCLAs at BTC secretariat, CEM Pramod Boro said his council was giving maximum priority for education sector to explore the human resources. He said- “Launching of Super-50 BTR, an initiative of BTR government is a part of the exploring meritorious students from economically backward families with the objective to transform the lives of underprivileged meritorious students from the marginalized sections of the society of BTR and to provide a platform to the dreams of underprivileged engineering aspirants. The mission and vision of Super-50 is in line with Super-30 of Bihar to qualify and admit 50 students, 10 from each of five districts of BTR to IITs and NITs each year.
Boro said the council will create separate funds for the project and short listing and selection of candidates will take place by March . The commencement of classes for the first batch of 50 students will start from July 1 next.
Boro said the criteria for selection in best Bodoland Super 50 Entrance Test will be based on the results of HS final year students with 80 percent and above in HSLC examination and marks in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in HS. He also said the family income should be less than 1.5 lakh per annum and the entrance examination would be conducted in all five districts of BTR.
Reminding the commitment of the UPPL led new council government to the people of the region, Boro said his council had been working for the welfare of the people and priorities are being given for the underprivileged section of people to take them forward . Many clauses of BTR accord are being implemented in speedy manner and government of Assam is also taking initiative to implement the remaining part of clause 6 .3 of the accord which includes inclusion of Bodos living in Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao districts . He called upon the EMs and MCLAs, including officers present not to ignore the visits of people to them for various purposes.
Earlier, the CEM paid floral tributes to Bodofa UN Brahma at his burial place at Thulungapuri in Dotma and Sujit Narzary, the first Bodoland movement martyr at Bhatipara, Kokrajhar before hoisting the national flag.
CEM Boro appealed to the ULFA-I leader Paresh Baruah and other organizations to come to the mainstream .
“I would like to appeal to ULFA (I) chief Baruah and his team to come to the mainstream for healthy development of the state”, Boro said.