Kokrajhar: The 69th Bodo literary day or Boro Tunlai San was observed in different parts of Assam and neighbouring West Bengal to mark the foundation day of Boro Sahitya Sabha.
In Kokrajhar, the Kokrajhar Primary Boro Sahitya Sabha observed the day at Swrang High school premises in Kokrajhar town in a befitting manner. As part of the programme, Prannath Basumatary, president of Kokrajhar Primary BSS hoisted the sabha flag followed by homage to martyrs of Bodo language and literature movement. The Bodoland University and Kokrajhar Government College also observed the Bodo literary day with various colourful programmes.
It was on this day in 1952 that the Boro Sahitya Sabha was formed with Jaybhadra Hagjer and Sonaram Thaosen, as President and Secretary respectively. Since its inception in 1952, the Boro Sahitya Sabha office bearers have been working for the development of Bodo language and literature. The Bodo language was declared an associate official language in the state of Assam in 1985. It is now being taught as a Modern Indian Language in many institutions including at Gauhati University, Dibrugarh University, Bodoland University. Bodo language was listed under the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution via the 92nd constitutional amendment 2003. There have been lots of achievements but a lot more needs to be done for the development of Bodo literature and every Bodo individual has a great role to play in this.