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International seminar on Koch-Rajbongshis

By Correspondent

KOKRAJHAR, Sept 28 � Koch Rajbongshis have their own language, culture and identity and they do not belong to the Assamese community, said Dr Deepak Roy, Head of the Department, Bengali literature, North Bengal University while explaining in the open session the objective of the international seminar on the language, culture and society of Koch Rajbongshis and the 2nd biennial conference of Kokrajhar district unit of the Koch Rajbongshi Sahitya Sabha held at Chandrapara High School playground which concluded on Monday after a three-day long colourful programme.

Dr Roy said that since the colonial rule, people of this community have been deprived of their identity and the language, culture and social entity of this community has for a long time been suppressed and they are leading a sub-human existence under the dominance of others across the country. He therefore appealed to the people of this community in particular to unite to preserve their identity and valuable resources. He mentioned that the Koch Rajbongshis are spread out in large numbers in some States like Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Odisa etc., including in Nepal but they have been rarely given an official status and are unfairly labelled as Assamese, Bengalis, Biharis, Nepalis etc adding to the crisis.

He further informed that as many as 500 delegates from Assam, Bengal, Meghalaya, Bihar, Odisha, Nepal, Bangladesh and Japan took part in the three-day long international seminar and around 70 scholarly papers received on several important features about Koch Rajbongshi community in Assam and other areas.

Speaking on the occasion as appointed speaker, Phani Singha, vice president of AKRSU said that Koch Rajbongshis are moving ahead through an essential phase of unification as a most crucial need of the hour to preserve the identity of this community and its rich ethno cultural heritage for its prosperity and liberation from deprivation.

A noted scholar on the study of this ethnic community, Dr Masaoki Onichi of Tokyo University, Japan taking part in this seminar expressed his satisfaction over deliberations made during consultation held in the seminar.

A souvenir Bhumki was released on this occasion by Ambika Charan Choudhury, noted writer in the open session which was presided by Arun Kr Roy, president of Koch Rajbongshi Sahitya Sabha. Mono Kr Brahma, EM, BTC, Purobi Roy, president, Koch Rajbongshi Mahila Samiti among other dignitaries attended the programme in which as many as 10,000 people of the Koch Rajbongshi community gathered.

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International seminar on Koch-Rajbongshis

KOKRAJHAR, Sept 28 � Koch Rajbongshis have their own language, culture and identity and they do not belong to the Assamese community, said Dr Deepak Roy, Head of the Department, Bengali literature, North Bengal University while explaining in the open session the objective of the international seminar on the language, culture and society of Koch Rajbongshis and the 2nd biennial conference of Kokrajhar district unit of the Koch Rajbongshi Sahitya Sabha held at Chandrapara High School playground which concluded on Monday after a three-day long colourful programme.

Dr Roy said that since the colonial rule, people of this community have been deprived of their identity and the language, culture and social entity of this community has for a long time been suppressed and they are leading a sub-human existence under the dominance of others across the country. He therefore appealed to the people of this community in particular to unite to preserve their identity and valuable resources. He mentioned that the Koch Rajbongshis are spread out in large numbers in some States like Assam, Bengal, Bihar, Odisa etc., including in Nepal but they have been rarely given an official status and are unfairly labelled as Assamese, Bengalis, Biharis, Nepalis etc adding to the crisis.

He further informed that as many as 500 delegates from Assam, Bengal, Meghalaya, Bihar, Odisha, Nepal, Bangladesh and Japan took part in the three-day long international seminar and around 70 scholarly papers received on several important features about Koch Rajbongshi community in Assam and other areas.

Speaking on the occasion as appointed speaker, Phani Singha, vice president of AKRSU said that Koch Rajbongshis are moving ahead through an essential phase of unification as a most crucial need of the hour to preserve the identity of this community and its rich ethno cultural heritage for its prosperity and liberation from deprivation.

A noted scholar on the study of this ethnic community, Dr Masaoki Onichi of Tokyo University, Japan taking part in this seminar expressed his satisfaction over deliberations made during consultation held in the seminar.

A souvenir Bhumki was released on this occasion by Ambika Charan Choudhury, noted writer in the open session which was presided by Arun Kr Roy, president of Koch Rajbongshi Sahitya Sabha. Mono Kr Brahma, EM, BTC, Purobi Roy, president, Koch Rajbongshi Mahila Samiti among other dignitaries attended the programme in which as many as 10,000 people of the Koch Rajbongshi community gathered.

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