Assam Student Day 2023: It is observed on March 31, which is the birth anniversary of the ‘Father of the Bodo People’, Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma. Let us read more about Students Day in Assam and about Bodofa Upendranath Brahma.
Student Day 31 March: Assam Student Day or Chatra Divas or Foraisa San will be celebrated on 31st March every year on the birth anniversary of the Father of the Bodo community, the late Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma. This occasion is celebrated all over Assam in all educational institutions (schools, colleges, associations) as a special tribute and homage to the student leader.
Father of Bodo People = Students Day in Assam
Upendra Nath Brahma is fondly remembered as the “BODOFA,” meaning “Father of Bodos.” The Bodofa title was conferred upon him in recognition of his advanced vision and leadership for his Bodo community. His birth anniversary (31 March) will now be celebrated as STUDENTs DAY in Assam starting this year (announced by the Government of Assam on 26 March 2023).
The Bodo community, since the beginning (ABSU, other organizations, and Bodo leaders), celebrated 31st March as Boro student day every year in Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and other places.
Upendra Nath Brahma was born on 31 March 1956 in the Boragari village of Dotma in Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam, India. He was named the President of Goalpara ABSU in 1978 and Vice President and President of Central ABSU in 1981 and 1986, respectively. Please read the information below to learn more about him and why his birthday is celebrated as Students’ Day in Assam.
Read the detailed biography of Upendra Nath Brahma.
Assam Students Day 2023 | Chatra Divas Date
Student Day Celebration in Assam: Assam Students Day, or Chatra Divas, or Foraisa San, is an annual event observed in Assam on 31 March every year. The day marks the birthday of former student leader Upendra Nath Brahma. Upendra was an M.Sc in Physics, Income Tax Inspector Officer, and Science Teacher who also served as the President of Central ABSU. He was known for his “Non-Violent Bodoland Movement” and the famous slogan “Live and Let Live.” Hence, in his honor, the Assam government announced his birthday, 31 March, to be observed as Student Day.
Assam Bodofa Student Day 2023 Theme
Every year, on Student Day, a unique theme is announced, based on which all the celebrations for the day take place. This year, the theme has been announced. Several schemes will be launched on this day at a central program at Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati.
Initiatives/Schemes Launched for Student’s Day
Celebrating the Birth Anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma, below is the scheme or initiatives launched for 2023.
- Distribution of 52000 tablets to schools
- Scholarship to Girl students from Minority Communities
- Mobility grant to Girl students of UG and PG Courses
- Book Grant to UG and PG students
- Incentive on Mess Dues | Mess dues of UG, PG students staying in hostels
- Fee Waiver grant to Colleges
Student Day Programs Across Assam
- Paying homage to Bodofa during morning prayer meeting
- Academic Seminars in colleges and universities
- Debate and quiz Competitions in schools
If you are wondering what schools will do on the student’s day declared in the name of Bodofa, then all the schools of Assam will celebrate Student Day as follows:
- Lighting of Lamp
- Floral Tribute to the Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma
- Competitions among students
- Extempore Speech
- Open meeting – Speech on Life and works of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma
Student Day Celebration at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati
The Student’s Day Celebration on the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati
Watch the live program here.
Students’ Day: History
The Govt. of Assam (GOA) has announced to mark the celebration of the birth anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma as Student Day on 31st March 2023. The GOA declared the same on March 26, 2023, to honor the efforts of the social reformer late Bodofa UN Brahma. Very good initiative by GOA to keep the legacy of Bodofa UN Brahma alive.
Assam’s Education Minister Ranoj Pegu announced Student Day via tweet. He wrote, “Government of Assam, in a historic move, dedicates 31st March as Student Day to pay tribute to Shri Upendra Nath Brahma, the great social reformer, who was born on 31st March 1956. The Students Day will be observed in all educational institutions as special homage to the student leader.”
Also, check out the tweet of the BTC chief, Pramod Boro, where he shared the clip of the Assam CM Himanta Biswa declaring 31st March will be observed as ‘Student Day” in all educational institutions from 2023 onwards.
About Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma
He was born on 31 March 1956 in Boragari, Dotma, Kokrajhar, BTR, Assam, India. His full name was Upendra Nath Brahma. In 1986, he was elected President of the Central All Bodo Student Union (ABSU). Before becoming president, he was VP of Central ABSU in 1981 and President of Goalpara ABSU in 1978.
Upendra Nath Brahma education wise, he was M.Sc. in Physics from Gauhati University. Work experience-wise, he was an Income Tax Inspector (Officer) in Guwahati and a Science Teacher at Nehru Vocational High School in Gossainichina, Dotma.
Upendra Brahma started the Non-Violent Bodoland Movement with the popular slogan “Live and Let Live”.
So, now we know that Students’ Day in Assam is celebrated annually on 31 March on the birth anniversary of Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma. He had undoubtedly inspired millions of youth through his works (especially the Bodo people). He was a simple personality that always will be remembered.
For more details, read Upendra Nath Brahma Biography.
FAQs about Students Day in Assam
1. Why do we Celebrate Students Day in Assam?
Chatra Divas, or Student Day in Assam, is a special day observed in Assam when the late Bodofa UpendraNath Brahma’s work as a student leader is commemorated. This 31 March is the birthday of upendra nath brahma and has been officially directed by the Assam Goverenment to celebrate Bodofa Birthday 31 March as Students Day in Assam.
2. When is Student Day celebrated in Assam?
Student Day is celebrated on 31 March in Assam. This occasion commemorates the birth of Bodofa UN Brahma, the former President of the All Bodo Student Union (ABSU), a passionate teacher and social activist. Although this day is not regarded nationally, it is celebrated widely in Assam (student day assam).
3. Why do we celebrated Student Day?
We celebrate students day assam on 31st March in Assam to mark UN Brahma’s birth anniversary. It is celebrated in honor of Bodofa UN Brahma.