FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT
SIVASAGAR, Nov 25: Along with rest of the state, Lachit Divas was observed in Sivasagar in a befitting manner, remembering the valour of the legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan, who defeated the mighty Mughal army in the Battle of Saraighat and set a rare example of patriotism.
The programme was by Sivasagar District administration in collaboration with Rangpur Prachin Kirtichinha Sangrakshan Samity, Sivasagar.
Paying rich tributes to the Lachit at Lachit Park near Muktith Charailai in Sivasagar town, Sivasagar Deputy Commissioner rayan Konwer exhorted the youth to follow Lachit’s ideals and respect their motherland.
In the meeting, presided over by former MP Dhrupad Borgohain, noted poet Prema Gogoi and Inspector of Schools, Sori Rekharani Gogoi were present as distinguished speakers. Both of the speakers delivered speech on Bir Lachit Borphukan’s bravery and courage and his warfare tactics against the Mughals in the great battle of Saraighat.
Earlier, Dharma Baruah of Rangpur Prachin Kirti-chinha Sangrakshan Samity, thanked former Assam Governor, Late Lt Gen (Retd) SK Sinha, for his role in initiating the Lachit Medal at tiol Defence Academy (NDA), which is bestowed on the best passing out cadet, and for iugurating the Lachit Statue here in Sivasagar.
A one minute silence was also observed as a mourning to the death of the former Governor of Assam. The programme was also attended by Sivasagar District Development Commissioner Abhijit Baruah, Superintendent of Police Subodh Sonowal, ADC Aswini Kr Doley and Moon Gogoi, Assistant Commissioners Shantanu Sharma and Priyanku Jyoti Sharma, Sivasagar Municipal Board Chairman M. Singha, zir Anil Borah and assistant zirs Pawan Borah, Sanjib Dey, Mukibur Rahman Borah, yan Jyoti Yein and other noted persolities and mediapersons of Sivasagar.
In the evening, an earthen-lamp lighting programme was also organized, where several other organizations including ATASU and other local organizations paid tributes by lighting earthen lamps before Bir Lachit Borphukan’s portrait and around the park.