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Ex-gratia initiative to martyrs’ families commences

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HT Correspondent
KOKRAJHAR, Jan 27: The government of BTR (Bodoland Territorial Region) celebrated the Third BTR ‘Peace Accord Day’ on Friday as the ‘Day of Peace’ with a befitting programme scheduled in all the district headquarters of BTR.
Notably, the most auspicious BTR ‘Bodo Peace Accord’ signed on January 27 January, 2020, completed three years on Friday. The accord, which was signed with the great aspiration to establish permanent peace in the region, has been fulfilled by the most dedicated, benevolent and continuous work and efforts of the UPPL-led.alliance government in BTR. The BTR ‘Peace Accord’, has been regarded as “the historic” third Bodo Peace Accord where all factions of NDFB, leaders of  ABSU (All Bodo Students Union) and UBPO (United Bodo People’s Organisation) signed the Bodo Peace Accord. Since the signing of the BTR ‘Peace Accord’, the Bodoland region witnessed a massive ushering of peace and integrity among all sections of the communities besides developmental activities carrying out.
In Kokrajhar, CEM (Chief Executive Member) of BTR, Pramod Boro ceremonially inaugurated the installation of high mast pole (100 feet) for fixing Indian national flag at BTC Secretariat, Bodofa Nwgwr in Kokrajhar on Friday.
Commemorating the BTR ‘Peace Accord Day’, a bike peace rally was organised today in ‘City of Peace’ — Kokrajhar. Thousands of participants from different areas of Kokrajhar district took part in the rally which was started from BTC Secretariat Field and ended at Kokrajhar Government HS & MP School playground traversed to JD Road, Titaguri, new flyover, RNB Road, Vivekananda Path, Magurmari, Chandrapara,Bhatarmari, and the old flyover.
The event organised by the Government of BTR marked the integration among the citizens.
On the occasion, the ex-gratia giving initiative to the Bodoland martyrs families began from the day of  BTR ‘Peace Accord Day’ celebrations on Friday. For the initial phase, 201 families were distributed cheques of Rs 5 lakh for each family.
CEM (BTR) Pramod Boro, Speaker of BTCLA, Katiram Boro, MLA Lawrence Islary, BTR executive members Reoreoa Narzihary,Wilson Hasda and Officials were present in the event.
A total 68 persons were also distributed appointment letters as VFA under the Veterinary & Animal Husbandry department of BTR.
A blood donation camp was also carried out to mark the celebration at RNB civil hospital in Kokrajhar. CEM (BTR), Boro and several social leaders donated blood.
Extending his greetings on the occasion, Boro said that it is a happy moment to extend warm best wishes and greetings to all citizens of the Bodoland Region as well as the state of Assam.
Boro further thanked Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on the occasion. He also extends his thanks to all citizens of the region on the eve of the BTR Accord Day.
He said that the present UPPL-led UPPL-BJP-GSP alliance government is committed to work for the all-round development of the region, and added that accordingly launched several schemes and projects while paving the way for massive development and welfare aspects in the BTR.
He informed that the government of BTR has decided to celebrate the BTR Accord Day as ‘Day of Peace’ on 27th January every year through which citizens in the region have witnessed peace and tranquility.
He added that citizens in the region want peace and integrity among the society and accordingly the BTR accord have been paving the way for massive development and welfare of the fellow citizens.

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