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BSS and ABSU joint delegation seek introduction of Bodo in Delhi University

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KOKRAJHAR, Aug 7: A joint delegation team comprising six members from Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) visited the faculty of Arts and department of Modern Indian Languages Literary Studies at Delhi University. The team submitted a memorandum urging the introduction of the Bodo language department in the University of Delhi on Monday.

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The delegation team included Dr Surath Narzary, president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha; Dipen Boro, president of ABSU; Kungkhra Swargiary, adviser of ABSU; Kameswar Boro, secretary of BSS; Kwrwmdao Wary, vice president of ABSU; and Khanindra Basumatary, ABSU general secretary.

During the meeting with Prof Amitava Chakraborty, dean of Faculty of Arts, and head of department (HOD) of department of MIL & Literary Studies, and Dr Mitali Barman, assistant professor of department of MIL & Literary Studies, the delegation received meaningful and informative insights. The dean and HOD assured to initiate Bodo MIL (Modern Indian Language) under the Ability Enhancement Course (AEC) from this year under the department of Modern Indian Language and Literary Studies. The proposal includes appointing guest faculty for teaching Bodo in the University of Delhi, with plans for creating a permanent post in the future, for which the university will approach the government.

Dr Surath Narzary, president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha, described the day as historic, expressing gratitude for the positive response received during the meeting. He urged Bodo students studying at Delhi University to choose Bodo as their MIL from this year.

ABSU president, Dipen Boro, shared that the joint delegation’s initiative received a good response from the University of Delhi while advocating for the introduction of Bodo language studies. The delegation team also plans to make a representation to the Union Education minister in this regard.

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