KOKRAJHAR, Aug 19: The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) and Bodo community recalled contributions of Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma, former president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha towards the Bodo literary and language uplift in the state on his 18th death anniversary at his burial place at Chandamari in Kokrajhar on Sunday.
The anniversary was organised under the aegis of Bodo Sahitya Sabha(BSS) in association with Bineswar Brahma Charitable Trust to mark the occasion. Brahma was shot dead by armed extremist at his Bhetapara residence in Guwahati on August 19 in 2000 when he was president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha. Brahma was deputy general manager in FCI for northeast region besides holding president in the Bodo Sahitya Sabha when he was killed.
Toren Boro, president of the Sabha hoisted the organisational flag in half-mast followed by paying homage to the tomb of Bineswar Brahma by BTC executive member Doneswar Goyary, BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary, BTC executive member Rajib Brahma, former Rajya Sabha MP Urkhao Gwra Brahma.
An open discussion on the life of late Bineswar Brahma was also held on the occasion with Toren Boro, president of the Sabha in the chair.
BTC deputy chief Kampa Borgoyary while paying homage to late Brahma termed that Bineswar Brahma was the harbinger of peace in the region. He said late Brahma was an extraordinary leader of the sabha as well of Bodo community.