Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma Award
You’ll be proud to know that a prestigious award is named after Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma.
The Late Upendra Nath Brahma is a self-made man also popularly known as the Father of Bodoland (aka Father of Bodo people). He was the former president of ABSU. He started the Bodoland movement for the upliftment and rights of the Bodo tribal people in Assam. After his death, the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) started the Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT). In his memory, UNB Trust has initiated the “Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award” in memory of the contributions to the Bodo community made by Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma.
This prestigious award, “Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award,” is abbreviated as the UNB Soldier of Humanity Award. This award is the highest award presentation among the Bodo community.
Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Highlights
|Name of the Award||Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award|
|Total Award Given||18 (dated Feb 2022)|
Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT)
The Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (abbreviated as UNBT) was established in July 1999 in the memory of “Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma” by the initiative of All Bodo Students Union (ABSU).
Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award
The Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award has been conferred every year by the UNB Trust, Kokrajhar. This award is presented from the Bodos in the name of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, former president of All Bodo Students Union (ABSU). He is also the Father of Bodo.
The Official website of UNBT stats,
Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity is the Name of the award, which is conferred in honour of the outstanding work and contribution towards to uplift of mankind, specially, for the downtrodden people of the world.
The Upendra Nath Brahma Trust will give this particular award every year to some distinguish personalities, who gave great contribution in some particular field, like – socio-economic, politics, literature, culture, education, etc. for the elevation of oppressed and deprived people.
The achiever of this honour is determined by individual quantum of work and contribution, which has brought some significant changes in a society or societies, in his /her life time. The award carries the thought and message of ‘Bodofa’ Upendra Nath Brahma to the people of the world, who have been struggling for their survival in the new civilisation. The aim of giving this award is to establish Upendra Nath Brahma among the world community and to recognise his great leadership.
Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Prize Details
The Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award prize consists of Rs. 100,000/- (1 Lakh) at present, and a memento and a citation and indigenous Eri shawl/Aronai/Coat.
UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2021 Winner – Latest
The UNBT and ABSU have named Shri Palagummi Sainath, the 19th recipient of the UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2022 on 20th Nov at Bodofa Cultural complex in Kokrajhar.
UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2021 Winner
The UNBT has named Dr. Abhay Bang, the recipient of the latest UNB soldier of Humanity Award for 2021. He is the 18th recipient. On 13 Dec 2021, he was conferred at Bodofa Cultural complex in Kokrajhar.
Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Recipient List
The Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT), established in 1999, started conferring the Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Conferring in 2004. The first recipient of the UN Brahma soldier of Humanity Award is Mr. Jagen Basumatary.
The award presentation ceremony is held at different places every year. Below is the list of great personalities awarded the “Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Recipient List” by the “Upendra Nath Brahma Trust.”
|Year||Recipient No.||Name of the Award Recipient||Award Recipient Profile|
|2022||19th||Shri Palagummi Sainath||Author, Journalist, Noted columnist & social worker.|
|2021||18th Recipient||Dr. Abhay Bang||Public Health and Tribal Rights Activist, Maharashtra|
|2020||17th Recipient||Prof. Ramesh Chandra Bharadwaj||Delhi University|
|2019||16th Recipient||Sri Brajendra Kumar Brahma||Renowned litterateur, Tagore literary, and Sahitya Akademy awardee (born Chalani Batatbari, Dotma)|
|2018||15th Recipient||Sri Jadav Payeng||Padmashree, Forest Man of India, Assam|
|2017||14th Recipient||Prof. Ganesh N Devy||Maharaja Sayajirao University of Boroda|
|2016||13th Recipient||Ms. Aruna Roy||Social Activist, Rajasthan|
|2015||12th Recipient||Dr. Birubala Rabha||Social Activist, Assam|
|2014||11th Recipient||Prof. Janak Jhankar Narzary||Sculptor and Art Historian, Visva- Bharati, West Bengal (born in Assam)|
|2013||10th Recipient||Boobli George Verghese||Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, Journalist (born in Maymyo, Burma)|
|2012||9th Recipient||Prof. Shantha Sinha||Ramon Magsaysay Awardee, Child Rights Activist, Hyderabad Central University|
|2011||8th Recipient||Mr. Niketu Iralu||Peace and Non-violence Activist, Nagaland|
|2010||7th Recipient||Dr. Indira Goswami||Jananpith Awardee, noted Litterateur, Assam|
|2009||6th Recipient||Smt. Mahasveta Devi||Padmavibhusan, noted Humanist and Litterateur, West Bengal|
|2008||5th Recipient||Smt. Patricia Mukhim||Padmashree, noted journalist, Meghalaya|
|2007||4th Recipient||Smt. Hema Bharali||Padmashree, noted Gandhian, Assam|
|2006||3rd Recipient||Natwar Bhai Thakkar||Padmashree, noted Gandhian, Nagaland|
|2005||2nd Recipient||Dr. Pramad Chandra Bhattacharyya||noted Litterateur, Assam|
|2004||1st Recipient||Mr. Jagen Basumatary||Tamra Patra Awardee, Freedom Fighter and noted Social|
Activist of Assam
Selection Process of Soldier of Humanity Awardee/Recipient | Terms & Condition
The following points are the Selection Process (and Terms and Conditions) of the Soldier of Humanity Award to confer the Awardees or recipients:
- To serve this noble purpose of giving awards and to spread the work and conditions of Bodofa throughout the world, the UNBT has resolved to accept nominations for the award from anywhere of the world.
- There would be neither geographical boundary nor racial, religious and political bar to receive this award. Its jurisdiction covers whole earth and the recipient would be a man of this planet.
- Nominations for this award would come from diverse fields and works. Those who have outstanding contribution and achievement in – (a) working for underdevelopment societies; (b) working for peace, prosperity and political right of the exploited classes; (c) cultural field, literature, music and art, etc. Any prominent person, society or organisation can nominate a person for the award.
- While judging for the nomination to be awarded, along with the great individual achievement in any field, emphasis would be given to what extend has he contributed towards upward mobility of social status, economy, culture, literature, etc. of a community or nationality.
- A jury or panel of expert would be constituted, with the members having specialized knowledge in the different field of like culture, literature, politics, social service, education, etc., to finalise the recipient of award among the nominees. The panel would be reconstituted every year.
- Besides individuals, organisation or NGO may be awarded for their remarkable work in the society.
- Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award consists of Rs. 100,000/- (at present), a memento and a citation.
1. Who is the first Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Recipient?
Mr. Jagen Basumatary is the first UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Recipient.
2. Who is the Chairman of the Upendra Nath Brahma Trust (UNBT)?
Dr. Subung Basumatary is the current Chairman of the UNBT.
3. Who is the Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award Recipient of 2021?
Dr. Abhay Bang of Maharashtra is the 18th Bodofa UN Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award 2021 recipient.
4. Which is the Biggest Award Given by The Bodo community?
The Upendra Nath Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award is the highest award presented to the recipient by the Bodo community.