Bodo Sahitya Sabha Remembers Subungthini Thandwi Martyr Bineswar Brahma 

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KOKRAJHAR, AUG 19: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and Bodo community recalled contributions of Subungthini Thandwi martyr Bineswar Brahma, former president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha, towards the Bodo literary and language uplift in the state; on his 22nd death anniversary at his burial place at Chandamari in Kokrajhar on Friday.

The anniversary was organized under the aegis of Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) in association with Bineswar Brahma Charitable Trust to mark the occasion.

Notably, Brahma was shot dead by armed extremist at his Bhetapara residence in Guwahati on 19th August in 2000 when he was president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha.

Brahma was a noted writer and one of prominent intellectual, social thinker of the Bodo community.

Brahma was deputy general manager in FCI for northeast region besides holding president in the Bodo sahitya sabha when he was assassinated.

President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha Toren Boro hoisted sabha flag in half-mast followed by paid homage to the tomb of Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma, was paid floral tribute by MLA of Kokrajhar East LAC, Lawrence Islary.

A one-minute silence condolence was observed on the occasion to mark the anniversary observation.

An open seminar on the contribution and life philosophy of Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma was organised on the occasion with Toren Boro, Bodo Sahitya Sabha president in the chair.

Bodoland Territorial Region chief executive member Pramod Boro, Assam cabinet minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma, ABSU president Dipen Boro, Rajya Sabha MP Rwngwra Narzary were graced as chief guest and guest speakers respectively in the event.

Leaders, peoples from all walks of life, apart from many organizations like Bodo sahitya sabha, ABSU, ABWWF, All Bodo Primary Teachers Association (ABPTA), Tribal Sangha participated the anniversary to pay floral tribute to late Brahma on the occasion.

BTR CEM Boro said that today the Bodo community remembered Subungthini Thandwi martyr Bineswar Brahma, who had dedicated and sacrificed his life towards the welfare and uplift of the Bodies in his days. He was a social thinker and noted writer among the Bodos.

He said that Subungthini Thandwi martyr Bineswar Brahma was the harbinger of peace in the region. He said late Brahma was an extraordinary leader of the sabha as well of Bodo community. Despite, a high official responsibility in FCI, Brahma dedicated his life for Bodos development and language uplift.

He said that late Brahma’s contribution and dedication was endless who had been stressed to bring healthy and integrated society in the state. He expressed his concern after Brahm’s death, said that the Bodos loss a great thinker and ideologue person.

‘We must keep alive ideology and philosophy of Brahma while building a well development of language and literary of Bodos in the world’, Boro added.

Minister Brahma while recalling contributions of Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma on the anniversary, who dedicated his life for the welfare of Bodo literary, language and culture, said that Brahma was the man of great dedicated. He said that Bineswar Brahma had been always wishing a peaceful society in the region. He has appealed to the Bodo community to be united and build a healthy society so that community can gain healthy development in days to come.

” Bineswar Brahma was a harbinger of peace among the Bodo peoples and devoted his life towards uplift of the common masses. He had been stressed for end of extremism incidents in the state as a whole across the north eastern region”, Brahma added.

Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Toren Boro said that today the Bodo Sahitya Sabha and Bineswar Brahma Charitable Trust jointly observed the death anniversary and remembered his contributions in the field of Bodo language and literature in his days. He said that the Bodo Sahitya Sabha has been emphasizing to keep alive of ideology and philosophy of Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma. He said that Bodo sahitya sabha was working to the welfare and uplift of Bodo language and literary in the country.

Among others, BTR executve members Ranjit Basumatary, Reoreoa Narzihary, Daobaisa Boro, retired principal of Kokrajhar Govt College Dr Surath Narzary, chairman of Bineswar Brahma Charitable Trust Gopinath Borgoyary, ABSU general secretary Khanindra Basumatary were prominent attendees in the event.