A new organisation of Bodo (Mech) is now highly active in North Bengal. Name of the organisation is West Bengal Mech(Bodo) Welfare Association. This was their Annual Conference and educational awareness programme of 2016 held at Mittal School Ground under Mendabari Gram Panchyet, Kalchini Block,Alipurduar today on Friday 22 Jan 2016.Some Bodo leaders from Assam and West Bengal joined the programme and delivered their speech.
The Conference was very colorful and more than 1000 Bodo(Mech)people have participated in the programme.Reception of leaders and visitors with traditional welcome(gai jai na phai) song and afterward many Bodo song and group dances had increased the charm of the programme.
A community lunch for all delegates also arranged by the organisers of the programme.Recognition of Bodo(Mech) language in West Bengal by the state Government concerned is still pending and all the speakers demanded recognition of Bodo language in West Bengal through their speech as more than 2 laks of Bodo(Mech) population is residing in different areas of North Bengal.
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