Assam Student Day 2023: The Assam government on 26 March 2023 declares 31st March as Assam Student Day or Chatra Divas to pay tribute to Lt. Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma. The Assam will celebrate the birth date of Upendra Brahma as Assam Student Day in all educational institutions (schools, colleges, associations) to pay special homage to the student leader.
On 31st March, we remember the birth anniversary of the great personality Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma known as ‘Father of the Bodo People’,. In this article let us tell you about Students’ Day in Assam and about Bodofa Upendranath Brahma
UN Brahma “Father of Bodo People”
Bodofa Upendra is fondly remembered as the “Father of Bodos”, and his birthday is commemorated as Students Day in Assam from today i.e. 31 March 2023. The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and other organizations of Bodo community has been observing 31st March as a student day in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and various other places, Since the early days.
About Upendranath Brahma
Upendra Nath Brahma was born on 31 March 1956 in Boragari, Dotma, BTR, Assam, India. He was given the title as President of Goalpara ASBU in 1978, Vice President of Central ABSU in 1981, and President of Central ABSU in 1986.
To know more about him and reasons of celebration of his birthday as Students’ Day in Assam, keep reading the article.
Assam Students Day 2023
Assam Students Day, or Chatra Divas, is an annual event observed in Assam on 31 March every year. This day we remember the birth date of great social reformer and student leader Upendra Nath Brahma. In early days Upendra studied M.Sc in Physics, worked as an Income Tax Inspector Officer , Science Teacher and also served as the President of Central ABSU. He was known for his “Non-Violent Bodoland Movement” and the famous slogan “Live and Let Live”. Therefore, the Assam government announced his birthday, 31 March, to be observed as Student Day to pay tribute to him.
Theme for Assam Bodofa Student Day 2023
On Student Day, a specific theme is chosen each year, which guides the celebrations for the day. This year’s theme has been announced and a variety of initiatives will be launched during a central event at Shankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
Initiatives/Schemes launched for Student’s Day
The Government of Assam launched some schemes in order to make memorable day with an announcement of Assam Students’ Day.
- Distribution of 52000 tablets to schools
- Scholarship for female students from minority communities.
- Mobility grant for female students for undergraduate and post graduate Courses
- Book Grant to UG and PG students
- Incentive on Mess Dues | Mess dues of UG, PG students staying in hostels
- Fee Waiver grant to Colleges
Student Day Programmes Across Assam
- Paying homage to Bodofa during morning prayer meeting
- Academic Seminars in colleges and universities
- Debate and quiz competitions in schools
Students’ Day: History
The Government of Assam (GOA) has declared 31st March as Students’ Day in Assam on March 26 2023, to pay tribute to renown and social reformer late Bodofa UN Brahma.
It’s difficult to put into words the significance of Bodofa Upendranath Brahma’s role as a student leader. He was affectionately referred to as ‘Bodofa’, which was bestowed upon him as a tribute to his exceptional vision and leadership qualities for the Bodo community.
Ranoj Pegu Assam’s Education Minister announced Student Day in tweeter on 26 March 2023. He tweeted, “Government of Assam, in a historic move, dedicates 31st March as Student Day to pay tribute to Shri Upendra Nath Brahma, the great social reformer, who was born on 31st March 1956. The Students Day will be observed in all educational institutions as special homage to the student leader.”
For more details, read Upendra Nath Brahma Biography.
1. What is Student Day in Assam?
Chatra Divas, or Student Day in Assam, is a special day observed in Assam when the late Bodofa UpendraNath Brahma’s work as a student leader is commemorated. This day has been officially declared by the Assam government, and it is celebrated on 31st March in Assam with much enthusiasm.
2. When is Student Day celebrated in Assam?
Student Day is celebrated on 31 March in Assam. This occasion commemorates the birth of Bodofa UN Brahma, the former President of the All Bodo Student Union (ABSU), a passionate teacher and social activist. Although this day is not regarded nationally, it is celebrated widely in Assam.
3. Why do we celebrated Student Day?
We celebrate Student’s Day on 31st March in Assam to mark UN Brahma’s birth anniversary. It is celebrated in honor of Bodofa UN Brahma.