About Bodofa U.N Brahma
Upendra Nath Brahma (1956-1990) popularly revered as "Bodofa" in Bodo, (Father of the Bodos) was a visionary leader of the Bodo community. As a student leader in All Bodo Students Union (ABSU),he realized it deeply that illiteracy and lack of adequate educational facilities were the main causes behind the backwardness of the B o d community and therefore appealed to his fellow citizens to provide education to the younger generation for their emancipation from social struggles.
Later while leading the Bodoland Movement he could win the trust of the masses by advocating for land alienation, equal rights and also working for communal harmony. His struggles and sacrifices finally succeeded in restoring the identity of the Bodo people.
Today, in the honour of Bodofa, an award initiated by ABSU titled U N Brahma Soldier of Humanity Award is conferred annually to distinguished personalities working in the field of socio-economic development, politics, literature, culture, education etc. for the elevation of oppressed and deprived people. Also a chain of 80 schools (from KG to UG) named UN Academy (Upendra Nath Academy) a nonprofit making semi residential institute dedicated to Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma is running across Assam for the students of Bodo medium education.
It was Bodofa's dream to lead the Bodo community to the portals of the highly accomplished world community in which no social bars and prejudices exist, and thus left a legacy which continues to inspire many on his ideals.
Bodofa U. N Brahma Super 50 Mission
The Govt. of Bodoland Territorial Region in honour of Bodofa U N Brahma has initiated a flagship programme for Engineering, Medical and Civil Service aspirants from the Bodoland region, as 'Bodofa U. NBrahma Super 50 Mission'. This project will have provision for free residential coaching & mentoring for 50 Nos aspirants each in the areas of Engineering (B.E/B.Tech), Medical (M.B.B.S) and Civil Service (UPSC & APSC)