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Adhyasradhya of ex MP Charan Narzary

KOKRAJHAR: Adhya sradhya of former MP Charan Narzary is going to be held at his Hatimata residence in Kokrajhar town on Sunday. Narzary breathed his last on July 23 due to age ailments.

He was the founding general secretary of the Plains Tribal Council of Assam (now defunct), former MLA from Kokrajhar east, former professor in Kokrajhar Govt College and associated with several organization. He was also well known writer in Bodo literature besides contributed a lot towards social uplifting in the region.

He was regarded as a prominent political leader among Bodo as well tribal peoples in the state. He born on 28th May in 1933 at Hatimata in Kokrajhar town.He was 86.

A memorial lecture on Narzary will be held on the occasion of adhyasradhya. President of Bodo Sahitya Sabha Taren Boro will attend on the occasion.

 

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