Bodo Medium Day 2023 Celebration: 18 May is the most important and historical day for Bodos. On 18 May 1963, the Bodo language was first declared as the medium of instruction by Assam Chief Minister Bimala Prasad Chaliha. Since then, Bodo Medium Day has been observed on 18 May every year.
About Bodo Medium Day History
Even after the country’s independence, Bodos could not study in their mother tongue; instead, they had to study either in the Assamese or Bengali language. So, the Bodo Intellectuals felt that the Bodo language must be preserved and developed par with Assamese and Bengali languages.
Bodo people realized that education was critical to the overall development of Bodo people and their language; after a very long struggle and determination of the Bodo Sahitya Sabha (BSS), the Bodo language was introduced as a medium of instruction at the primary level in 1963. After that, it was introduced in 1968 at the secondary level. In 2004, the Bodo language was recognized as an official associate language of Assam state.
Bodo Medium Day, also known as Boro Bejwng San, is observed mainly in parts of Assam’s Bodoland territorial region (BTR) and other Bodo-dominated areas.
60th Bodo Medium Day
The Boro Medium Day celebration on 18 May 2023 marked the 60th Bodo Medium May since it’s declaration.
All Bodo Students Union (ABSU), one of the largest and oldest student organization of the Bodo tribe wishes all the Bodo masses on the auspicious occasion of the 60th Bodo Medium Day.
1. When is Bodo Medium Day Celebrated?
The Bodo Medium Day aka Bodo Bejwng San is celebrated on 18 May every year since 1963.
2. When the Bodo Medium is First Introduced?
The Bodo Medium is first introduced in primary-level schools mainly in the Bodo areas of Assam by former Assam CM Bimala Prasad Chaliha in 1963.