Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the state government has prepared a comprehensive roadmap for all-round development of the state where adequate space would be created to use the services of disgruntled youth who returned to the mainstream.
Speaking at a function while giving financial benefits as a part of a rehabilitation package to the former cadres of NDFB at Tamulpur in Baksa district on December 5, Sarma said that state government as an important component of the Bodo Peace Accord signed on January 27 in 2020, designed the rehabilitation package to make the youth economically empowered to strengthen the government’s narrative of economic development.
As a part of the rehabilitation package, the CM presented fixed deposit certificates amounting to Rs 4 lakh each to 1105 former cadres of NDFB belonging to different factions who abjured violence and returned to the mainstream of the society.
Sarma, while addressing the former NDFB cadres, said: “As a part of our commitment to bring the disgruntled youth to the mainstream of the society and make them an important part of our composite human resource, I am happy to hand over fixed deposit certificates to our youth with a request to make good use of the money and help in our endeavour to start an economic movement in our state to make an Aatmanirbhar Assam.”
He also said that those cadres who have been left out in the rehabilitation programme will be included in the third phase of the rehabilitation package so that they can also be empowered economically to strengthen the government’s narrative of economic development.
He said: “Rehabilitation of the NDFB cadres is one of the important components of the Bodo Accord. On this occasion, I expressed my gratitude to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union home minister Amit Shah and the Bodo leaders who took an active role to herald a new era of peace in Assam.”
On this occasion, the CM paid his tributes to Bodofa Upendra Nath Brahma and assured the people of Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR) that his government is steadfast in fulfilling the aspirations of the people living in BTR.
He also maintained that as a commitment of the state government for the promotion of the Bodo language and culture, the government is also contemplating allowing the willing students to write the APSC examination in the Bodo language.