61st Foundation Day of Bodo Sahitya Sabha observed at Empur village of Dimoria

On 16th November 2013, along with the rest of the state, Dimoria Anchalik Bodo Sahitya Sabha (DABSS) observed 61st Foundation Day of Bodo Sahitya Sabha with one day colourful programmes at Empur L. P. School Playground, Dimoria, Kamrup (Metro) district (Assam) in association with ABSU, ABWF, Bodo Employment Association, Dimoria and Dimoria Bathou Committee.

Early in the morning, the Flag was hoisted by Mr. Bidyadhar Doimary, President, DABSS and Mr. Kharbeswar Basumatary, Vice-President, DABSS offered Homage to the Martyrs. Competitions like Drawing, Quiz and Bodo Poem Recitation were held among the School students in the morning session.

The Open session started in the second half with the Chorus, and the session was inaugurated by Mr. Padma Boro, DM, Vice Chairman, Guwahati city & former President, DABSS. Later the session was presided over by Mr. Bidyadhar Doimary.

Mr. Jatin Boro, President, ABSU, Dimoria presented the Welcome address and all the Guests and dignitaries were felicitated by Arnai (Muffler- a symbol of respect of Bodo community). Dr. Lokesh Boro, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Economics, Devi Charan Baruah Girls’ College, Jorhat (Assam) was specially felicitated jointly by DABSS and ABSU, Dimoria for his achievement. Dr. Lokesh Boro has become the first individual who has been awarded with a Ph.D. Degree by Gauhati University, Assam, among all the tribal communities in Dimoria area. Mr. Bishnu Basumatary, President, Kamrup (Metro) district was the Chief Guest of the Open session and in his speech, he stated out the history of Body Sahitya Sabha. He also mentioned that Bodo language is one of the leading tribe languages in the North-East region and recognized by the Govt. of India as one of the Scheduled languages under the 8th Schedule of the Indian constitution.
Besides these facts, he pointed out the merits of studying in Bodo medium. Respected Mr. Saitendra Bhushanlal Boro, Associate Professor, Dept. of Geography, Dimoria College, Khetri said that the feeling of Dimorian Bodo community is different from the feeling of Bodo community of North Brahmaputra area. He revealed that it is a right time to re-think for the Bodo brothers of Dimoria area to assimilate with the feeling of Bodo community of North Brahmaputra area that will be the good sign for the Greater Bodo Community. 
Mr. Nameswar Boro, Asstt. Teacher and one of the well-known persons of the Dimoria area who expressed his disappointment on the deplorable conditions of Bodo medium schools and further he emphasized in his lecture that the people of Bodo community of this area should not be too sentimental, rather they should act sensibly and feel the issue from within with a long term point of view. Other dignitaries also put forward their respective views in this open session.


Two beautiful and colourful Bodo dances were performed in the open session. All the spectators were mesmerized by such performances. One of them is known as THAOKHRI LUNAI (Thread Spinning Bodo dance), performed by Santipur Bodo Dance Group, Dimoria which was choreographed by Mr. Dipak Kachari and Mr. Datta Boro (according to Shri Shyam Basumatary, It's a spinning dance. In fact the Bodo term "mwsanai" is a conjoined word derived from mwdwm (body) and sanai (spinning). Dance is indeed spinning of body with different artistic forms, expressions and meanings centered on a particular community's life and culture. It's good that these cultural forms are revived!”). Already the mentioned group has brought out the glory to this location as well as Assam by performing in the states like Delhi, Chandigarh, Gujarat, Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura etc. under the banner of Srimanta Sankardeva Kalashetra, Guwahati (Assam). 




At the end, the President of the open session delivered his invaluable speech and the session ended with the Vote of Thanks.

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