SIVASAGAR, June 30: Sivasagar, an abode of historical monuments, which evinces deep devotion from its residents, is all set to celebrate district-hood day, Sivasagar Divas, on July 1.
Sivasagar was declared as a district on July 1, 1983, after Jorhat and Golaghat subdivisions of the district were carved out from the undivided Sivasagar district and were made two separate districts.Sivasagar, once the capital of the Ahom rulers, has over 500 historical sites, including the famous Rangghar, several dols like the Shiva dol, huge tanks like the Shivsagar in the heart of the town, Karengghar and the famous burial ground at Charaideo (currently under newly-declared Charaideo district).
The objective of celebrating July 1 as District-hood Divas was to commemorate the formation of the district and to cherish the harmonious co-existence of various communities, to further inclusive development and to motivate the residents to participate in the conservation of historical development in order to highlight the tourism potential of the district. To commemorate the occasion, the administration has planned to host several activities which include flag hoisting at Sivasagar Divas Smarak at 7:30 am, plantation at the DC’s office premises at 7:40 am and Pada Yatra around the banks of historic Borpukhuri at 8:00 am. The celebration will conclude with lighting of the lamp around the banks of Borpukhuri at 6:00 pm.