GUWAHATI: On the eve of the celebrations of the 75th Independence Day of the Nation, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today met a delegation of Asom State Freedom Fighters' Association led by its president Krishna Lahkar and its general secretary Dwijendra Mohan Sarma at the CM 's office chamber in Janata Bhavan on Saturday. He discussed all the issues confronted by the freedom fighters.
Acknowledging the unparallel role of the Freedom Fighters' Association in the years of India's Independence, the Chief Minister said that the Association has been playing a great role in sustaining the rich legacy of the freedom fighters of the State. The delegation also submitted a memorandum containing their demands to the Chief Minister.
Chief Minister Sarma told them that the State government would take proactive steps in increasing the amount of pension to the freedom fighters, extending the pension to the family members, giving one-time grant of Rs 5 lakh to the next of the kin of the martyrs in the freedom struggle, helping the Association with adequate financial help to build Freedom Fighters' Bhawan in all districts of the State.
Chief Minister Sarma also felicitated the president of the "Asom State Freedom Fighters' Association" Krishna Lahkar. The treasurer of the Association, Kamal Chandra Lahkar, and the organization's secretary — Binay Ranjan Sarma — were also present during the meeting, stated a press release.