GUWAHATI: Leaving the past, the ruling government of Assam is striving to preserve the sacred memory of the legendary Ahom army, both at home and abroad.
Addressing media persons at Assam House in New Delhi on Thursday, after a review meeting on preparations for 400 birthday celebrations of Lachit Barphukan in the national capital, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that efforts are being made to continue the sacred memory of the great fighter both inside and outside.
The 17th century general is very prominent among the warriors of the region after he fought one of the most important battles with an invading Mughal army, annihilated the enemy, and deliberately drove them back.
The chief minister said that the plan is to hold Lachit Divas programs on November 24 in other parts of the country as well.
On the other hand, before the celebration, the minister asked the people of the state to light the clay lamps in their houses on Lachit Divas to mark Lachit Barphukan.
Sarma said that the celebrations will begin in Assam from November 18 and in the national capital from November 23 to 25.
The minister informed that Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will inaugurate the exhibition on November 23 while Home Minister Amit Shah will host the event on November 24 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will perform the valedictory function on November 25.
A book on Lachit Barphukan will be launched and a documentary on the great warrior will also be screened at Vigyan Bhawan.
The Chief Minister also announced that Union Minister Kiren Rijiju will inaugurate a cultural program at Sunder Park on November 23.
Earlier, the minister observed the preparations for the upcoming event in the nation’s capital with ministers, parliamentarians and senior officials.
He said that the Commander of the Armed Forces of the country will ask him to give a memorial lecture, and to give an award to the great fighter, and every year the best students will be awarded.
Moreover, the minister said he will request NCERT to include a chapter on the legendary fighter.
Sarma urged the authorities not to disrupt the smooth running of the ceremony in Delhi. site management and decoration. exhibition committee, culture committee, seminar committee, open session committee, health committee, cultural picture of Ahom culture, etc. on various important issues.
He asked the chief secretary to send additional officers to Delhi so that every invitee from Assam is taken care of during their stay in the national capital. Help desks will be set up at the train station and airport.
A control room has also been set up at Assam House for the smooth conduct of the event.
The review meeting was attended by state ministers Keshav Mahanta, UG Brahma, Ajanta Neog, Pijush Hazarika, Jayanta Malla Baruah, Nandita Garlosa and several MPs and senior officials.
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