Bodo Grants Associate Language Status of Assam State

GUWAHATI: Bodo language, which is one of the 22 scheduled languages of the country, is set to become an official language of Assam.

The Assam government has decided to bring in an ordinance to accord Bodo as an associate official language of the state.

A number of decisions were taken related to Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) and Bodo people residing across the state. This includes setting up a Bodo Kachari Autonomous Welfare Council outside the sixth schedule area for the welfare of the Bodo community. 

"The state cabinet has taken two important decisions, 1. Bodo will be the Associate official language for the state of Assam. 2. Bodo Kachari autonomous welfare Council outside sixth schedule area for welfare of Bodo community," posted Himanta Biswa Sarma on Twitter.

This comes after the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) was renamed as Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR), which was earlier opposed by ex-BTC Chief Executive Member Hagrama Mohilary.

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