By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 19: The Assam Government is going to observe the forthcoming Swahid Divas in a befitting manner to commemorate the sacrifices of 855 martyrs of the six-year-long Assam Movement. It has already decided to observe the day centrally in the Veteriry Science College playground on December 10, 2016 where ex-gratia of Rs. 5 lakh will be disbursed to each of the next of kin of the martyrs.
Taking stock of the preparations of the Swahid Divas today, Chief Minister Sarbanda Sonowal said that the State Government is highly committed to the welfare of the families of the martyrs who laid their lives for the cause of the state. “A Swahid Udyan will soon come up in the state as part of the measures proposed by the present Government,” Sonowal said.
The Chief Minister also directed to bring out a souvenir highlighting the life and sacrifices of the martyrs in the movement under the editorship of the Chief Minister’s media adviser Hrishikesh Goswami. Sonowal further laid stress on the need to make the observation an all-inclusive event and instructed officials concerned to ensure participation of people representing all communities.
The Chief Minister’s media adviser Hrishikesh Goswami, Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam Vinod Kumar Pipersenia, Principal Secretary Hemanta rzary, Commissioner and Secretary (Home) LS Changsan, Commissioner and Secretary to Chief Minister Sanjay Lohia, Commissioner (PWD) Ajoy Bordoloi were present in the meeting.