KOKRAJHAR, FEB 10: The Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) party today celebrated 20th BTC accord (Bodoland Territorial Council) day in Kokrajhar as Bodoland Day.
The historic BTC accord, which was regarded as second Bodo peace accord that was signed on 10th February in 2003 in a tripartite peace talks between former BLT organisation leaders, centre and state government of Assam.
Notably, the BTC accord created new three districts curbing the some areas from different districts of Lower Assam like Bongaigaon, Dhubri, Barpeta, Nalbari, Darrang etc through the spirit of the Bodo peace accord.
Since the BTC accord, the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) was in reigned till March, 2020 in the Bodoland Territorial Council government under the leadership of Hagrama Mohilary, who was also president of BPF party.
Need to be mentioned that a new political development was held in Bodoland Territorial Council area as BTR accord (Bodoland Territorial Region) was signed on 27th January (2020) after a tripartite peace talks between Bodo organisation leaders (ABSU, NDFB’s four factions, UBPO), state government of Assam and government of India.
The historic BTR accord was regarded as third Bodo peace accord that brought an environment of arms free situation across the Bodoland belt as four fractions of former NDFB organisation joined the peace accord and shown it’s solidarity towards the uplift and development of the peoples in the region.
BPF party on Thursday celebrated the BTC accord day as Bodoland Day in all district and subdivisional headquarters of Bodoland Territorial Council that saw huge participation from all walks of life among the society.
In Kokrajhar, the BTC accord day was organised at Debargaon Bodoland martyrs cemetery complex.
BPF supremo and ex-BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary hoisted flag at Debargaon Bodoland martyrs cemetery complex in Kokrajhar followed by homage to Bodoland martyrs.
Earlier, Mohilary paid homage to Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, former ABSU president statue in front of BTC Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr.
A cultural programme was also carried out at Bathow-Kherai resort, Shyamtaibari in Chirang.
BPF president Hagrama Mohilary said that the BTC accord day was celebrated across the districts of Bodoland Territorial Council with various programme scheduled. He said that the BTC accord was signed in between former BLT leaders, state and central government that paved the way for bringing healthy welfare and development among all sections of the society in the lower Assam districts.
He said that the BTC accord was a historic Bodo accord that received support and cooperations from communities those are residing in the Bodoland belt.
He has recalled contributions of Bodoland martyrs who laid their valuable lives for the caused of the Bodoland starehood demand and accordingly today peoples from the area offered floral tribute and homage on the historic day.
“We would be remembered contribution and sacrifice of Bodoland martyrs in days to come”, Mohilary said adding that the BTC accord brought an environment of peace and harmony among all sections of communities.
Mohilary has accused that the BTR accord can’t fulfill hopes and aspiration of the citizens in BTC districts as of now BTC government under the leadership of Pramod Boro can’t do any welfare and development for the society.
He said that the BTR accord was not an acceptable Bodo accord in the region, however, it had brought a good steps towards the bringing end of arms struggling of former NDFB organisations.
He has expressed his serious concern over BTC alliance government led by UPPL party in Bodoland Territorial Council for not able to carrying out issues and grievances of the common masses in the entire BTC districts.
He said that BPF party is committed to work for the welfare and development of the society and accordingly dedicatedly working for the upift and integrity of communities.
On the recently floated new student organisation Bodo National Students Union (BNSU), Mohilary said that this is the need of the society to lead student community in the region. He has opined that formation of new student organisation is not going illegal among the society, it is a democratic right of the citizens to new organisation in a democratic country.
He has denied the allegations levelled against the BPF party over the recently formation of BNSU, said that BPF party is not involved with the formation of BNSU.
Among others, ex minister Pramila Rani Brahma, several senior BPF leaders Derhasat Basumatary, Pradip Kumar Brahma were prominent attendees in the event.