Eminent educationist and Magsaysay award winner Sonam Wangchuk has urged the people of the Bodo Territorial Region (BTR) to seek education in their own language as the local language is the main source of uplift and development for a community.

Wangchuk had inspired Aamir Khan’s character Phunsukh Wangdu in the popular Bollywood movie ‘3 Idiots’.

Wanchuk is on a visit to BTR and attended the 53rd annual conference of the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) at Gohpur in Biswanath district on Saturday.

“I extend my warm wishes and goodwill to the peoples of BTR area on behalf of the people of Kadam in Ladak region,” said Sonam Wanchuk.

During the conference, the students’ union focused on the need to create a quality educational environment for the student community of the region.

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A seminar on ‘Quality education and prospects of the New Education Policy (NEP) 2020, challenges in vernacular medium with special reference to Bodo medium’ was also held on the occasion.

The students’ organization also paid tributes to martyrs and offered floral tribute to great Bodo personalities on the occasion.

Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) chief executive member Pramod Boro was also present at the conference.

“The society must have a good educational environment to pave the way for healthy development. The students should dedicate themselves to acquire a good education,” said Pramod Boro.

Rinoy Basumatary

Rinoy Basumatary is Northeast Now Correspondent in Kokrajhar. He can be reached at: rinoymasscom@gmail.com