On December 5, the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma distributed fixed deposit certificates of Rs 4 lakh each to 1,105 ex-cadres of different NDFB factions who renounced violence & joined the mainstream.
About the event:
While taking part in the ceremonial distribution of financial grants to former members of NDFB in Tamulpur, Baksa, CM Sarma said that the cadres who are now left out of the package will be included in the third phase of the rehabilitation program.
CM Sarma in his speech included that the state government is contemplating allowing students to write the APSC exam in the Bodo language in order to promote the Bodo language and culture. Further, he requested the ex-cadres to use the money wisely and also to contribute to the construction of an Atma Nirbhar Assam.
He also acknowledged PM Modi and Union Minister Amit Shah as they played an important part in the establishment of peace in Assam. Furthermore, paying tributes to ‘Bodofa’ Upendra Nath Brahma, CM Sarma reiterated the Government’s commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of the people of BTR.
Tweet by CM Sarma
About Upendra Nath Brahma:
Born on 31 March 1956 in Boragari village of Dotma which is a small town at Kokrajhar district of Assam, Upendra Nath Brahma was an Indian Bodo social activist and the former president of All Bodo Students’ Union. After his demise, the title ‘Bodofa’ was awarded to him on May 8, 1990, in order to recognize his vision and leadership.