Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) president Hagrama Mohilary urged the Central government to bestow Bharat Ratna, the country’s highest civilian honour, on Upendranath Brahma, posthumously.
“Our leader Bodofa Upendranath Brahma has always remained an icon of Bodo Leadership, Sacrifice, and Unity. ‘Live and let live’ was his mantra and he made relentless efforts to fulfill the Bodo aspirations.”, said BPF president Hagrama Mohilary.
”Bodofa had spearheaded the Bodo Movement which ended up in the formation of BTC in the Assam. To honour his work and sacrifice we would demand the central Govt to bestow the Bharat Ratna upon Shri Upendranath Brahma.”, he said.
Bodofa as people of BTC region calls him, It translates into “the Father of the Bodos”. He led a democratic mass movement for a separate state within the ambit of the Indian Constitution. He dreamt of not only uplifting the Bodos but the entire backward classes in the state, and to realize this dream he brought a revolutionary change among society.
Mohilary added: ”His life was dedicated to social and economic justice for the entire backward masses. It is time we show gratitude towards Bodofa for the development we are witnessing today.”.
“We hope President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi confer Bharat Ratna to Bodofa and keep alive his thoughts and philosophy. Bodofa Upendranath Brahma is a role model for every Indian.”, said Hagrama Mohilary.