KOKRAJHAR, March 29: The second edition of Jothumma (Tribal Youth Conclave) began on Tuesday at Bodofa Cultural Complex with a three-day colorful program scheduled in Kokrajhar. Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) executive council member (ECM) Pankaj Teron inaugurated the conclave that saw the participation of over 200 delegates and representatives from 29 autonomous councils of the country.
Notably, the conclave has been organised by Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) government where prominent participating autonomous councils include Ladakh, Kargil from Jammu – Kashmir, Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao, Tripura Tribal Areas Autonomous District Council (TTAADC), Kamatapur Autonomous Council (KAC), etc.
Panchuk Thasi, executive member of Ladakh District Hill Autonomous Council; Tshering Namgyal, councilor of District Hill Autonomous Council lauded the organisers for organising the grand event of the Jothumma in Kokrajhar. The inaugural session was chaired by BTR executive member and chairman of the Jothumma Organising Committee, Daobaisa Boro. He informed that Jothumma aims to promote integration and harmony among the tribal communities in the country.
BTR executive members Ranjit Basumatary, Reoreoa Narzihary, Wilson Hasda, chairman of Kamatapur Autonomous Council Hiteswar Barman, among others were prominent attendees on the occasion.