Guwahati: In a major announcement Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday stated that the Assam government will introduce the Bodo language as a medium of instruction in 11th and 12th standards.
Addressing the gathering at the 61st session of Bodo Sahitya Sabha in Tamulpur, CM Sarma said, “Starting with a few selected schools, Assam will begin the introduction of Bodo language as the medium of instruction in 11th and 12th standards across Bodo-inhabited areas. We are also looking forward to introducing the Bodo language as medium instruction across different educational stratum covering both graduate and post-graduate levels.”
Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind also attended the 61st session of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha in Assam’s Tamulpur district.
This is for the first time in the history of Bodo Sahitya Sabha, the president of India had attended the session of Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
The theme for this year’s session is ‘Stop Food Waste.’
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha was established in 1952 to promote the growth of literature, culture, and language in the Bodo region. It is a key player in ensuring that different ethnic groups work together.