Tributes being paid to Indian Bodo social activist 

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  • January 26, 2021
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Tributes being paid to Indian Bodo social activist 

Part of: GS Prelims and GS- I – Culture

In news 

  • Tributes are being paid to Shri Upendra Nath Brahma by opening an institute in his name.

Important value additions 

  • Upendranath Brahma (1956 – 1990) was an Indian Bodo social activist and the former president of All Bodo Students’ Union.
  • The title of Bodofa (Guardian of Bodos) was posthumously conferred upon Brahma on 8 May 1990 in recognition of his vision and leadership. 
  • His life is celebrated each year on the anniversary of his death, which is now called Bodofa Day.


  • The Bodo is the largest ethnolinguistic group in the Assam. 
  • They are concentrated mainly in the Bodoland Territorial Region of Assam.
  • The Bodo  are a Tibeto-Burmese-speaking ethnic group. 
  • The Bodo people speak the Bodo language, a Tibeto-Burman language recognized as one of twenty-two scheduled languages in the Indian Constitution.
  • The Bodo people are recognized as a plains tribe in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution. 

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