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Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary remembered in Kokrajhar

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HT Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Sept 7: The 23rd death anniversary of Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary, former ABSU president and noted political thinker, was observed at his burial place in Habrubari near Serfanguri in Kokrajhar district on Thursday.

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Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary was shot and killed by miscreants on September 7, 2000. He was a former ABSU president, former president of PDF (now defunct), and dedicated his efforts to the welfare and upliftment of the Bodo and other downtrodden communities.

During the anniversary observance, Raktima Basumatary, the widow of Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary, lit a lamp at his tomb in the presence of a gathering of the public.

The anniversary event was jointly organised by the Ramfalbil Anchalik Committee of ABSU and the Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary Trust to remember his ideology and philosophy.

Pramod Boro, the chief executive member of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), MLA Lawrence Islary, and several senior citizens from different areas attended the occasion and paid homage to Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary.

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CEM Boro, while recalling Basumatary’s contributions and sacrifice, emphasised his role as a great leader dedicated to the development and integrity of the Bodos and other downtrodden communities. He mentioned that Basumatary played a pivotal role in the Bodoland Movement and that his ideology and philosophy would be remembered by future generations.

Boro announced that the BTR government plans to uplift the tombs of leaders who sacrificed their lives for the Bodo nation’s cause. He also announced the installation of a statue of Basumatary at his Samadhi.

Additionally, Boro pledged financial assistance of Rs 25 lakh to the Daoharu Garlabata Basumatary Trust to support trust activities such as seminars and workshops in the future.


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