New directorate for tribals soon: Gogoi

UDALGURI, Jan 23 – The State Government wants speedy development of all ethnic tribes of the State and keeping this in view, the government has decided to set up a separate directorate for the tribals of Assam, where all the tribals, including Bodos, will have separate departments for their development.

This was said by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi while inaugurating the open session of 50th annual conference of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha here at Bwigooma Fwthar here.

The Chief Minister observed that literary organisations like the Bodo Sahitya Sabha can help wipe out differences among the various sections of people of the State.

Speaking on the occasion as chief guest, litterateur-cum-journalist Homen Borgohain commented that the Asom Sahitya Sabha should learn discipline from the Bodo Sahitya Sabha.

Rong-Bong Terang, president of the Asom Sahitya Sabha also addressed the congregation as the distinguished guest and said that Bodo language has a bright prospect and it will develop further in the days to come. Terang also praised the beauty of the Bodo language.

The open session, chaired by re-elected president Dr Kameswar Brahma, was also addressed by Hagrama Mohilary, chief of BTC.

He said that the BTC has laid much stress on road communication, agriculture and education and now that a peaceful atmosphere is prevailing in BTC, development is also going on at a faster pace.

The open session was also attended by Transport Minister, Chandan Brahma, Agriculture Minister Promilarani Brahma among others.

Earlier, the last day of the four-day got underway today with the last delegates’ meet which elected Dr Kameswar Brahma and Kamalakanta Mochahary as president and general secretary, respectively for the next three-year term.

Rihon Daimari, PHE Minister, and president of the reception committee flagged off the multi-cultural procession where Bodo, Assamese, Adivashi Nepali, Bengali, Rabha, Hajongs, tea-tribes etc. groups participated.

It is to be noted that the open session of the premier literary organisation was attended by over 40,000 people from all walks of life.