Tributes being paid to Indian Bodo social activist
Part of: GS Prelims and GS- I – Culture
- 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.