Koch Rajbanshi Students’ Forum’ Formed

 Kaushik Ray, Nitish Kumar Ray, Mridusmita Roy, Ridip Ray and Mrinal Burman

Kaushik Ray, Nitish Kumar Ray, Mridusmita Roy, Mrinal Burman and Ridip Ray  (From Left to Right)

Pathsala (Barpeta), May 24: On the 23rd May at Abahan Theatre campus, Pathsala in Barpeta district of Assam the Koch Rajbanshi students studying in various educational institutions came together and officially formed a new organization named ‘Koch Rajbanshi Students’ Forum’(KRSF).

Ridip Ray of BBA Department of Guwahati Commerce College, Guwahati and Mrinal Burman of Geography Department of Bajali College, Barpeta was selected as student coordinators of KRSF.“KRSF will be used as a network to bring all the Koch Rajbanshi students under one common platform and work for the educational upliftment of the community. The aim of KRSF is to prepare vibrant, knowledgeable and globally competitive students from Koch-Rajbanshi community”, Mrinal Burman said. Also, interestingly KRSF is the first student organization in Assam that has given space to the third-gender in its constitution.

KRSF also formed its first educational zone i.e. Pathsala Education Zonewhere Kaushik Ray of Zoology Department, Bajali College was elected the President, Nitish Kumar Ray of Mathematics Department, Bajali College was elected the General Secretary and Mridusmita Roy of English Department, Krishna Kanta Handique Junior College was elected the Treasurer for the year 2015-16.

Students from Bajali College, Barpeta,   Krishna Kanta Handique Junior College, Barpeta, Anandaram Academy, Barpeta,Assam Engineering College, Guwahati, Guwahati Commerce College, Guwahati and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai were present at the launch of KRSF.

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India gets first Koch Rajbanshi Governor with the appointment of J.P. Rajkhowa as the new governor of AP

jp rGuwahati, May 13, 2015: J.P. Rajkhowa, former Chief Secretary of Assam, renowned scholar and Chief advisor of Centre for Koch Rajbanshi Studies and Development (CKRSD) has been appointed as the new Governor of Arunachal Pradesh. Lt General (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma, Governor of Arunachal Pradesh has been transferred and appointed as Governor of Mizoram for the remainder of his term.

J. P. Rajkhowa (born in 1944) is a retired Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) Officer from 1968 batch. He did his M.A. in Economics from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. The major work of Mr Rajkhowa, which earned him accolade from historians, scholars, intellectuals, military experts and the general readers, is Generalissimo Chilarai and his times, a historical biography on the legendary Koch warrior Chilarai.

Rajkhowa’s other influential work was his second historical biography called Sankardeva: His life preachings & practices. The book’s topic was Srimanta Sankardeva, a cultural and religious figure of Assamese history. Rajkhowa is one of the most respected icon of the Koch Rajbanshi community in India. He is now celebrated as the first Koch Rajbanshi Governor of India by the Koch Rajbanshi community in South Asia.

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