Guwahati: A public holiday has been declared on Friday in four BTAD districts — Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalguri and Chirang — to celebrate the signing of the historic Bodo Peace Accord.
The holiday will coincide with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Kokrajhar in Assam on Friday to participate in the celebrations. The peace accord was signed in New Delhi on January 27 and is aimed at bringing permanent peace in the militancy stricken region.
Accordingly, over 1,615 cadres of different factions of the NDFB surrendered their arms and joined the mainstream within two days of the signing of the agreement.
More than 4,00,000 people from the BTAD districts and all over Assam are expected to attend the celebrations. A cultural programme of ethnic groups of Assam is being organised by the state government, to showcase the state’s diversity.
PM Modi will address the gathering to hail the historic Bodo Agreement, including the leading stakeholders, under one framework.