Assam government plans grand celebration of 400th birth anniversary of Veer Lachit Barphukan, CM appeals citizens to light lamp


To mark the 400th anniversary of Veer Lachit Barphukan on 24 November, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed to the people of the state to light at least one earthen lamp as a mark of respect and tribute to this great soul.

Assam government has planned grand celebration of 400th birth anniversary celebration of legendary general of Assam Lachit Barphukan. To create awareness about the general state government has asked people to write about the Ahom General and it is participated by over 17 lakh people.

Lachit is known for his legendary leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat where Mughals were defeated.

Sarma informed that the state government has taken steps to preserve the memory of the Battle of Alaboi and as a part of this, a 30-meter-high hengdang will be erected at the memorial to glorify the sacrifice of Assamese soldiers. In addition, there will be a museum, gallery, audio-visual gallery, exhibition hall etc. at the memorial.
The Chief Minister said the central program of the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan will be held from November 23 to 25 at Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi. A seminar on the golden era of the Ahom reign will be held on November 23. An exhibition will be organized in New Delhi on the same day where various artefacts from the Assam State Museum will be displayed.

A cultural evening will also be held in New Delhi on the same day. Another seminar will be held in the morning of November 24. Union Home Minister Amit Shah will attend the central function in the afternoon. A documentary based on the life of Lachit Barphukan will be launched at the event.

He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the closing ceremony of the 400th birth anniversary celebration of Lachit Barphukan on November 25. Prime Minister Modi will address the country’s leading intellectuals, several members of the Union Cabinet, MPs and delegations from Assam.


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