The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) are celebrating the 63rd birth anniversary of the former President of the student body, Upendra Nath Brahma (31 March 1956-1 May 1990). The day is also celebrated as Students’ Day across the region.
ABSU leader Pramod Boro and UPPL leader Urkhao Gwra Brahma were also present at the ceremony held in commemoration of the former leader. Addressing the media, Boro said: “We have been celebrating this day as Students’ Day and we have gathered at Dotma, Tulungapuri at his memorial and are remembering him. We are celebrating his birthday not only here but all over the state of Assam in every district, unit, and village. We are again taking the pledge to build Bodo society into a healthy one.”
It is to be mentioned that Upendra Nath Brahma, who is popularly known as ‘Bodofa’ (the father of all Bodos) is credited for having started the Bodoland Movement which is still going on to this day. He was born on March 31, 1957, in a poor family in Bogari village of Kokrajhar district of Assam. He studied at Kokrajhar College and later he completed Post Graduate studies from Gauhati University.
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