Bodo Sahitya Sabha 2023: The 62nd annual conference of Bodo Sahitya Sabha 2023 will be held in Patgaon, Kokrajhar district of BTR, Assam, from 23-26 Feb 2023. Check details here.
About Bodo Sahitya Sabha
A brief history of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS in short), also known as Boro Thunlai Afad in the Boro language. The BSS Bodo Sahitya Sabha established on 16 November 1952 in the Kokrajhar district of Assam under the leadership of Joy Bhadra Hagjer. The founder and first president of the BSS, Joy Bhadra Hagjer, appointed Sonaram Thaosen as the first General Secretary.
The Boro Sahitya Sabha was founded to make overall development of the Bodo language, literature, and culture and to keep it free from any political ideology, communal feelings, and religious differences.
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha is the largest Literary organization of the Bodos, also known as the Guardian organization of the Boro community. Since its inception, Boro Sahitya Sabha has been struggling for the development of and survival of the Bodo language and literature.
After rigorous movement of the BSS, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam, Bimala Prasad Chaliha, declared Bodo Language as the Medium of instruction for the primary level in the meeting held in the Kokrajhar high school playground on 18 May 1963. Since then, 18 May has been observed by the Bodo Sahitya Sabha as Bodo Medium Day (बर’ बिजों सान) every year. Thus, it can be said that “The history of Bodo Sahitya Sabha is the history of struggle.”
Bodo Sahitya Sabha Flag and Logo
Symbol of Bodo Sahitya Sabha|Bodo Sahitya Sabha Logo|Flag| Emblem
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha has its symbol and emblem, which have their meaning and colour to signify the respective meaning of the symbol used in the emblem. Sharing the Bodo Sahitya Sabha’s Emblem meaning and colour in brief.
|BSS Emblem Name||Image||Meaning|
|Open Book||There is an open book at the base where “Boro Rao Geolangthwng” is written. The Book signify the treasure of Knowledge.|
|Snana Mandir||There is the “Snana Mandir” of the khaspur kingdom (at present in the District of Cashar, Assam) above the open book. The “Snana Mandir” signifies the symbol of the great Bodo Nation.|
|Khampha||On both sides of the “Snana Mandir,” there is a ‘khampha’ (Pillar) on either side, the victory Tomb of Dimapur, which signify the symbol of the victorians great Bodo Nation.|
|Color on Emblem||The sky blue is painted on the “Snana Mandir” and “Khampha”, which signify the universality as the sky embraces all the living beings in the universe without any differences.|
|Gasa||There is a “Gasa” (Light) in the middle of the emblem, which signifies the light source.|
|Peacock||There is a pea-cock, the National Bird of India, by the side of “Gasa”, which shall bear the significance of peace and integrity.|
Bodo Sahitya Sabha Conference
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS) annually conducts an annual conference in different places. This year, the BSS will conduct the forthcoming annual conference at Kokrajhar from 23-26 Feb 2023.
62nd Bodo Sahitya Sabha conference 2023
Bodo Sahitya Sabha 2023 Date: The 62 Annual Conference of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha will be held from 23 to 26 Feb 2023 with colourful program in Kokrjahar district. The venue of the four-day program is Rani Khalaishree Fwthar, Patgaon, Kokrajhar district BTR, Assam.
The 62nd Central conference of Boro Sahitya Sabha will also include an exhibition, book fair and local food market.
BSS Conference Invitation
It has the details of the guests, like Distinguished literary guests and guests of honour. Programme list, Bodo Sahitya Sabha Awards, Felicitation, Assam Gaurav Awardee, and Distinguished guests at the end.
Special Casual Leave for Govt Employees
The Assam govt. announced special casual leave for government employees from 23rd Feb 2023 to 26 Feb 2023 to the delegates, the state government employees/teachers who are going to participate in the 62nd annual conference of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
Here’s the casual leave notification issue by the GAD Assam Govt.
Photos of BSS 2023 Annual Conference
61st Bodo Sahitya Sabha conference 2022
The 61 annual conferences of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha were held in the Tamulpur district last year, 2022. The 3 days BSS conference was from 2-4 May 2022 at Gwjwn Fwthar, Kuchubari, Tamulpur, BTR, Assam.
The Open session of the conference was graced by the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, as the Chief Guest, and many personalities and dignitaries were present in the program. Ram Nath Kovind would be the first president of India to attend the Bodo Sahitya Sabha conference. In the history of Boro Sahitya Sabha, this would be a proud moment.
Bodo Sahitya Sabha Awards
Every year, Boro Sahitya Sabha give an award to deserving people in the below award categories:
- Rangsar Literary Award
- Someswari Brahma Literary Award
- Sanjarang Lakheswar Brahma Cultural Award
- Habraghat Award
- Swrbang Subung Bihuram Boro Award
- Dr Prafulla Dutta Goswami Memorial Award
- Subungthini Thandwi Bineswar Brahma Maoriya-Haoriya Award
- Award for Securing Highest Marks in Bodo MIL in the HSLC Exam
- Hangmashri Brahma Students Inspiration Award
- Bodo Medium Students Merit Award for HS Examination
Current President and GS of BSS
Shri Taren Boro is the current President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha, and Shri Prasanta Boro is the current General Secretary of Boro Sahitya Sabha. They were selected as President and General Secretary of BSS in 2016 for the session of 2016 to 2023.
List of President and General Secretary of BSS
BSS’s new president and the general secretary have been chosen in the current BSS conference for 2023-25. The same has been updated in the below details.
Bodo Sahitya Sabha President List
Bodo Sahitya Sabha President 2023: The first president of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha was Joy Bhadra Hagjer. He was the founding president and served BSS from 1952 to 1966. The current president is Prof. Surat Narzary, and he was selected recently during the Central Committee Body formation in the 2023 BSS conference held at Patgaon. Refer to the News here.
The following is the president list of Boro Sahitya Sabha, who has been serving as president since its inception.
|Sl. No.||President Name||Year|
|1||Prof. Surat Narzary||2023 – 2025 (Current Term)|
|2||Shri Taren Boro||2016 – 2023|
|3||Dr. Kameswar Brahma||2008 – 2016|
|4||Brojendra Kr. Brahma||2002 – 2008|
|5||Daleswar Boro (Acting)||2000 – 2002 (August)|
|6||Bineswar Brahma||1996 -2000 (August)|
|7||Moni Ram Mochari||1993 – 1996|
|8||Kamal Kr. Brahma||1990 – 1993|
|9||Jogendra Kr. Basumatary||1983 – 1990|
|10||Ramdas Basumatary||1980 – 1983|
|11||Lakheswar Brahma||1977 – 1980|
|12||Ramdas Basumatary||1974 – 1977|
|13||Gauri Kt. Brahma||1968 – 1974|
|14||Satish Ch. Basumatary||1966 – 1968|
|15||Joy Bhadra Hagjer||1952 – 1966|
Bodo Sahitya Sabha General Secretary List
The first General Secretary of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha was Sonaram Thaosen. He served BSS for the period between 1952 to 1956. The current GS is Mr. Nilakanta Goyary, and he was selected during the Central Committee Body formation in the current BSS conference 2023 held at Patgaon. Here’s the news of the same.
The following is the General Secretary list of Boro Sahitya Sabha since its inception, who are serving as GS.
|Sl. No.||General Secretary Name||Year|
|1||Mr. Nilakanta Goyary||2023 – 2025 (current term)|
|2||Prasanta Boro||2016 – 2023|
|3||Kamala Kt. Mochahary||2008 – 2016|
|4||Gobinda Basumatary||2005 – 2008|
|5||Rajen Khakhlary||2002 – 2005|
|6||Gopinath Borgoyary||1993 – 2002|
|7||Bineswar Brahma||1990 – 1993|
|8||Bihu Ram Boro||1977 – 1990|
|9||Raneswar Basumatary||1974 – 1977|
|10||Bihu Ram Boro||1971 – 1974|
|11||Tarun Phukan Basumatary||1968 – 1971|
|12||Gauri Kt. Brahma||1956 – 1968|
|13||Sonaram Thaosen||1952 – 1956|
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha has a Central committee, a district committee in all districts of Assam, and different primary committees under respective districts of Assam. The Central Committee is the top committee of the BSS. However, each district and primary committee has its president, general secretary, and other members.
BSS Important Web Links
The Office address of Bodo Sahitya Sabha as shared by BSS on their Official website is shared below for your reference:
Kokrajhar, BTAD (Assam)
Pin – 783370
Ph. & Fax No. – 03661-276528
Email – [email protected]
|Sub Office||J.B.Hagjer Bhawan|
Nayanpur Road, Ganeshguri
Guwahati – 781006
Ph. & Fax No. – 0361-2203522
Email – [email protected]
|Cultural Complex Office||Socio Literary Cultural Complex|
Bathouphuri , Garchuk , Ahomgaon
Guwahati – 35
1. Who is the New Present President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha 2023?
Prof. Surat Narzary, is the New Present President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha 2023.
2. Which bird is there in the emblem of Bodo Sahitya Sabha ?
Peacock is in the emblem of Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
3. Who was the first president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha ?
Joy Bhadra Hagjer was the first president of Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
4. When the Bodo Sahitya Sabha was formed ?
The Bodo Sahitya Sabha formed on 16 November, 1952.
5. Who was the first General Secretary of Bodo Sahitya Sabha ?
Sonaram Thaosen was the first General Secretary of Bodo Sahitya Sabha.
6. When is the Bodo Medium Day Celebrated?
Bodo Medium Day is celebrated on 18 May every year.
7. Who is the Current President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha?
Mr. Prof. Surat Narzary is the Current President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha. He was selected as the President of BSS in 2023 BSS conference Central Committee meeting.
8. Who is the Current General Secretary of Bodo Sahitya Sabha?
Mr. Nilakanta Goyary is the Current General Secretary of Bodo Sahitya Sabha. He was selected as the GS of BSS in 2023 BSS conference Central Committee meeting.