Atul Bora is an Indian politician from Assam belonging to a regional party, Asom Gana Parishad. In July 2014 he was elected president of the party. Currently he is the Minister for Agriculture, Veterinary and Irrigation in the Cabinet of Assam Government headed by Sarbananda Sonowal.
|Member of Assam Legislative Assembly|
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Arun Phukan|
|Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture and Food Processing, Animal Husbandry and Veterinary, Urban Development, Town and Country Planning|
Assumed office |
24 May 2016
7 April 1960|
Borahi Gaon, Golaghat district, Assam
|Political party||Asom Gana Parishad|
|Alma mater||Gauhati University|
Bora started his career of leadership from his student days. He was born at Borahi Gaon, Athgaon Mouza of Golaghat District. He is the eldest son of Sri Mehuram Bora and Smti. Punya Probha Bora. He completed his primary education at Saraimoria LP School and Torfat ME school.
Thereafter he got himself admitted in Kacharihat High School where from he passed the HSLC Examination. Subsequently, he took admission in Debraj Roy College, Golaghat and after graduation he joined Gauhati University and obtained his master's degree in Political Science and also obtained LLB Degree from Gauhati University Law College.
Bora participated actively in the Assam Movement while he was a student. He was elected Organizing Secretary and thereafter the General Secretary of the All Assam Students Union. He was also President of the All Assam Students Union and during his tenure in the All Assam Students Union left no stone unturned to make the All Assam Students Union as powerful as it was by fighting for the genuine causes of Assam.
Bora also became the Founder Chairman of the North-East Students' Co-ordination Committee, composed of student organizations of the north-eastern states. As the Founder Chairman, Bora became instrumental in organising educational, cultural, socio-political, sports and awareness programmes in entire North-East India.
The organization under his leadership could draw special attention of the Central Government to various common problems faced by the North Eastern states. Bora joined active politics by enrolling himself as an Asom Gana Parishad worker in 1995.
On 9 June 1996, he was elected as MLA from his home constituency Golaghat (Vidhan Sabha constituency). Bora also practiced law for a few years till assuming charge of various responsible posts of the party such as District President, Joint Secretary, General Secretary of the Central Committee and in the year 2011 he was elected as the Working President of the party and on 15 July 2014, Bora has assumed the charge of President of the party.
Bora after taking charge of his new responsibility as the President of the party has been trying his level best to improve the position of the party by visiting various districts of Assam and has been interacting with the party workers, intellectuals and influential persons of the state and also people representing various sections of the society.
In May 2016, Bora won Bokakhat constituency. He was sworn in as Cabinet Minister on May 24, 2016 and has been allotted polities like agriculture, horticulture and food processing, animal husbandry and veterinary, urban development department and town and country planning departments.
In January 2018, Assam Agriculture minister Atul Bora inaugurated a chief minister’s free diagnostic and laboratory services at the Swahid Kushal Konwar Civil Hospital here in a colourful ceremony in presence of joint director of health services, ADC (H), superintendent of SKK civil hospital, representatives from HLL Lifecare Ltd and other dignitaries.
- "AGP Working President Atul Bora is New Party President". The New Indian Express. 17 July 2014.
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