The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) presented the 13th Kamal Kumar Brahma Derhasat Bantha, 2018 to top 10 students who excelled in Higher Secondary School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) Examination, 2018 in Bodo medium during a ceremonial function at the Bodofa Cultural Complex in Kokrajhar.
Organised by the ABSU to encourage the students from Bodo medium schools, the award carries a citation, Bodo traditional Aronai, memento and Rs 5000 in cash.
Board of Secondary Education Assam (SEBA) Ramesh Ch Jain graced the function as the chief guest.
BTAD IGP Anurag Agarwal was the special guest at the function which was attended by Bodo Sahitya Sabha president Toren Boro, ABSU president Promod Boro, All Rabha Students’ Union president Ramensingh Rabha and Takam Mising Porin Kebang (TMPK) general secretary Padmalochan Doley and many other dignitaries graced the occasion in presence of teachers, students and guardians.
The ABSU also felicitated Manoj Swargiary, who recently cleared the UPSC Examination 2018. Pratibha Brahma, who was recently elected as the vice president of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED) under the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India was also felicitated on the occasion.
The ABSU leadership expressed concern over the negligence towards Bodo medium education by the State Government stating that “there is very much hardship faced by the students from the Bodo medium education from pre-primary to PG level due to the negligence by the Government of Assam”.
“There are problems like delay in supply of textbooks for Bodo medium, non-appointment of Mathematics and Science teachers in the Bodo medium schools,” said ABSU president Boro.
The ABSU president also said there are a large number of vacant posts of teachers from primary to high schools making it difficult to improve the performance in the Bodo medium schools.
“Though from time to time memorandums are submitted to the State Government to solve the problems there has been least attention drawn towards solving it. Due to these problems, the Bodo medium students cannot perform so that they can get position in the list of top 10 in HSLC Examination conducted by SEBA except one in HSLC Examination, 2017 when one (Bibungsar Basumatary) got 10th rank,” he said.
The ABSU president said there is need of more support for improvement in performance by the Bodo medium students in the State.
The union urged the Government to consider setting up of a separate directorate for Bodo medium in Assam for taking care of the problems in Bodo medium education in the State.