| Members of the Bodoland Studentsí Union in Kokrajhar on Friday. Telegraph picture |
Kokrajhar, Jan. 17: The Bodoland Peopleís Front (BPF) today formally declared the formation of its studentsí wing ó Bodoland Studentsí Union (BSU).
BPF party president and BTC chief Hagrama Mohilary declared the formation of the studentsí body and also announced names of the executive members at a public meeting held at Debargaon in Kokrajhar today.
The meeting was presided over by Kharendra Nath Brahma, former principal of Deborgaon Higher Secondary School and senior BPF leader, and attended by party leaders and workers, including Assam transport minister Chandan Brahma, Rajya Sabha MP Biswajit Daimary, MLAs Pramila Rani Brahma and Emanual Mushahary among others.
Swgwmsar Basumatary of Kokrajhar was named the president while Banjit Manjil Basumatary of Bijni the general secretary. Sanjay Narzary has been named the publicity secretary and Jayanta Brahma the treasurer of the union.
The studentsí union was formed on the lines of the NSUI, ABVP, SFI, Bharatiya Vidyarthi Sena, Trinamul Chhatra Parishad and will comprise students of all communities.
The BSU will comprise four tiers on the lines of the BPF. The four tiers will include the central, district, block and primary committees. Every level of the BSU committee will convey all decisions to the related parent committee of the BPF which should be forwarded to the central committee of the BPF.
In his speech, Mohilary said the party has decided to form the studentsí union to assist the party in implementing its principles and ideas.
He said the union would work for the interest of the student community and to pave the way for the new and coming generations to dedicate themselves in ending communal violence and help create an environment of strong national integration and understanding among different sections of people.
Mohilary said the union would aim at dealing with various difficulties and problems of students and different social issues. .
Assam transport and tourism minister Chandan Brahma said the union would be able to uplift the students of the region.
In her speech, MLA Pramila Rani Brahma said the studentsí body would work for the student community irrespective of caste, language and religion residing in the BTAD.
The newly appointed president of the BSU, Swgwmsar Basumatary, urged the people to support them for the uplift of the student community.
Though the BPF leaders, including its president, said the new union has not been formed to confront other studentsí unions, many said the BSU was formed to counter the All Bodo Students Union (Absu) with which the ruling party is not on good terms because of differences in ideology.