TEZPUR, April 21: Noted teacher and Asam Sahitya Sabha central body member Biswajit Boro urged the Bodo community people to stand united and work in a holistic way for the survival of their language, culture, tradition and heritages to stand as a perfect nation. The noted litterateur who graced a cultural function inauguration event organised in connection with the Rangjali Bwisagw celebration by West Tezpur Anchalick ABSU at Bandarmari near here on Wednesday evening in his speech also mentioned that Bodos who show a variety in tradition, culture, dresses, and exotic way of life is also presently seen facing challenges. “Now-a-days it is seen that taking advantage of the simplicity of the Bodo or other tribal people, some companies with their vested interest spread their products in the market which has put a direct impact on these culturally rich communities. Now traditional attire of the Bodo community like aronai, gamosa or the dokhona are considered as symbols of dignity. These are now supplied from outside and are of cheap quality. It has hijacked our culture, economy and the potentiality of our womenfolk. So it is a big challenge and to defy it we will have to stand united and save the nation through an organised and disciplined cultural and intellectual movement,” Biswajit Boro said.
Earlier Ramen Goswami, ex vice-president of Sonitpur district Sahitya Sabha, addressing the gathering urged the people of the area to focus on agro-based work, academic, sports and cultural activities taking the youth section as a major force, while another central office bearer of Asam Sahitya Sabha, writer and social worker Mahendra Kumar Nath in his speech mentioned that cultural and national identity of every community of the region is at stake today due to the alleged aggression of unwanted forces. “To defy the same there is no option to unite and fight against these, else in the days to come we will lose everything,” Mahendra Kumar Nath said. In the programme, presentations of varied culture including, Bagrumba, Bihu and Jhumur mesmerised one and all.