Sujit Narzary Death Day – Bodoland Martyrs Day: Remembering and paying homage to Lt Sujit Narzary, the first Martyr of the Bodoland Movement, on 12 June 2023 and observing it as the 36th Martyrs Day through the BTR region as instructed officially by the BTR government.
Bodoland Martyrs Day
Every year 12 June is observed as Bodoland martyrs day, commemorating the first Martyr of the Bodoland Movement – Late Sujit Narzary, and all the members and cadres who have sacrificed their priceless lives for the Bodoland statehood movement. There is no greater sacrifice known to man/woman other than giving one’s life in the safeguarding of the Community.
Sujit Narzary – First Martyr of Bodoland Movement
Late Sujit Narzary, who is recognized as the first Martyr of the Bodoland movement, tragically lost his life on 12 June 1987, at the tender age of 15 years and 5 months, under the leadership of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma (1956-1990).
He was very brutally killed by chauvinist anti-tribal Assamese at Tihu Chowk, Nalbari, on his way back to the Kokrajhar after participating in a grand mass gathering at judges field in Guwahati seeking separate Bodoland statehood. His death anniversary is observed as Bodoland Martyrs Day.
Sujit Narzary Photos
36th Martys Day Observation in Bodoland
Below is a glimpse of the 36th Martyrs Day observation in Boroland, where many BTC EMs, MCLAs, ABSU leaders, different Bodo organization leaders, and other dignitaries are seen paying tribute and homage to the Martry Sujit Narzary.
BTR Govt – Bodoland Martyrs Day Declaration
Though the Bodo community has been observing Bodoland Martyrs Day for the last 36 years, the BTR Bodoland Territorial Region government has officially announced that June 12 will be recognized as Martyrs Day.
This Boroland Martyrs Day annual observance day is dedicated to honoring the death anniversary of Lt Sujit Narzary, recognized as the first martyr of the Bodoland movement.
Under the government’s declaration, all offices of the entrusted department and educational institutions in the Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) will observe the day while ensuring that normal functions remain uninterrupted.
1. Which Date is Observed as Bodoland Martyrs Day?
12 June is observed as Bodoland Martyrs Day every year.
On 12 June 1987, the young boy named Sujit Narzary of 15.5 years tragically lost his life while returning back from the grand mass gathering of Bodoland Movement at judges field in Guwahati. His death anniversary is observed as Bodoland Martyrs Day.
2. Who is the First Martyr of Bodoland Movement?
The First Martyr of Bodoland Movement is Lt. Sujit Narzary.