Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah conferred on Lachit Award
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Nov 24: The Hindu Yuva Chatra Parishad, Assam (HYCPA) observed the Veer Lachit Divas at Chandmari AEI Field here today with a view to passing on the brave legacy and patriotism of the great Ahom general to the posterity. The organizer said in no uncertain terms that Lachit Borphukan driving the Mughals away as many as 17 times is something to be made known in the length and breadth of the country.
At Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra, on the other hand, Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah was conferred on Lachit Award today.
The programme at AEI Field began with paying homage to the statue of Lachit Borphukan amid lighting of ceremonial lamps. It was followed by a cultural procession and competitions of Deeha am and dance based on patriotic songs.
At 11 in the morning, a tiol-level open session began when Delhi’s Kalki Mandir Peethadhisht Mahant Surendrath Abdhootji, Maharaj Mahant Swami Shivthji of Kiar Bank Math in Bhubaneswar and Gopal Lalji Moharaj of Gokranti Veerr Se in Rajasthan took part as special guests.
Surendrath Abdhootji said: “The prime objective of celebrating the birth anniversary of Veer Lachit Borphukan is to generate self-dignity among the youth of the country. Bangladeshi Muslims should be deported from the holy land of Kamrup. Giving Bangladeshis shelter here is like feeding skes with milk.”
Swami Shivthji said: “When Laden gave birth to 17 children, a Hindu gives birth to one child. This is where lies the threat to the Hindus. All Hindus should be strong – physically, mentally and spiritually.”
BJP’s tiol secretary Mahendra Singh said: “Lachit’s bravery is written in golden letters in Indian History, not in the history of Assam alone. His supreme sacrifice should be made known in the length and breadth of the country.”
Guwahati MP Bijoya Chakraborty said: “Lachit Borphukan fought the Mughals when he was down with fever. However, places in Assam like Chandrapur, Mayong, Mangaldai etc., were encroached upon overnight. Despite complaints lodged by us, the administration failed to act.”
Meanwhile, Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad orbserved the day at Kalakshetra where they conferred the Lachit Borphukan Award to Arjun Bhogeswar Baruah.
The Sadou Asom Goria-Moria Deshi Jatiya Parisahd also observed the Lachit Divas and Bagh Hazarika Divas at a function in the city today.