September 26, 2023

Assam CM attends ABSU conference at Rowta

Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday attended the 55th
annual conference of All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) at Bodoland Fwthar of Rowta in Udalguri district and commented that he was happy to witness the vibrancy of the students’ union that has been working for the socio-cultural and academic empowerment of the people. Paying rich tributes to Bodofa Upendranath Brahma on this occasion, Sarma said that as the ABSU president Bodofa laid a strong foundation for the socio-cultural and academic development of the people of BTR.
Asserting that the Bodo community is an indispensable part of Bor Asom and they have been playing a great role in tandem with other people to contribute to the State’s growth, Sarma added that the Bodo Accord in 2020 has brought peace to the BTR. He expressed gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union home minister Amit Shah on this occasion.
Paying homage to great souls including Kali Charan Brahma, Roopnath Brahma, Satish Chandra Basumatary, Dharanidhar Basumatary, Charan Narzary and Pramad Chandra Brahma, Sarma attributed their role to the socio-cultural and academic development of the Bodo community. Hailing the role of ABSU, Sarma commented that since its inception the student’s body has been working for the empowerment of all sections of the people.
In presence of Bodoland Territorial Council  chief Pramad Boro, State ministers Ashok Singhal, UG Brahma, ABSU president Dipen Boro with other dignitaries, Sarma said that with an aim to recognise the immense role played by Bodofa Upendranath, the State government has decided to celebrate 31 March (his birthday) as Chatra Diwas to strengthen unity among the students from different communities.
Appointment letters distributed: Sarma on Saturday presented appointment letters to 1208 candidates to fill up vacancies in the State health & family welfare department and State home & political department at a function held at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. Speaking on the occasion, Sarma said that with these appointments, the government is going ahead aggressively to fulfil its commitment in giving one lakh appointments to the youth of Assam.
Since 2006, except one year, Sarma has been in the helm of health department and among several initiatives, he said that lately for skill empowerment of the nurses, various steps have been taken to teach them functional English language, computer education and other soft skills. These have been done to empower the GNM nurses to meet the nursing needs available at Singapore, Japan etc, he added.
Sarma also stated that since 1988, because of insurgency, peace in Assam had been disturbed. Over four hundred families of the security forces were deprived of justice for various reasons, but ending all wrangles, his cabinet decided to give appointments to 72 youth from 422 families of the Assam Police. In presence of State minister Keshab Mahanta, State police chief BJ Mahanta and a host of other dignitaries, Sarma announced that very shortly other families will also get government appointments.

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