Golaghat/SARUPATHAR, June 15: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the youth to follow the ideals of great freedom fighters who laid their lives for the cause of the country’s independence and work with dedication and commitment for building a better and stronger India.
Chief Minister Sonowal made this call while speaking at the commemoration of 75th death anniversary of Swahid Kushal Konwar at Sarupathar in Golaghat district on Friday. The programme was organized by Dhanshiri Sub-Divisional Administration in association with All Assam Freedom Fighters’ Association.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Sonowal also announced to set up a memorial park in honour of Swahid Kushal Konwar at Padumoni in Sarupathar. He also informed that similar initiatives are also being taken up in different parts of the State to keep the memory alive of the great martyrs.
Underlining the great valour and heroism of Swahid Kushal Konwar, he said, “Swahid Kushal Konwar set great example of human sacrifice through his deep commitment towards the cause of the nation. Human life is impermanent but their great contributions to the society live forever. Those who work for the nation with honesty and commitment are remembered always. The youth must take a lesson from the heroic feats of the freedom fighters and develop strong belongingness for their motherland.”
Further calling the parents and teachers to work jointly for nurturing the youth with great human values, Sonowal emphasised on imparting spiritual, social, cultural and moral education to them. Saying that value based education helps the youth to tide over the challenges of their lives, he stressed on an academic environment that fights against superstition, establishes peace and harmony and promotes tolerance and intelligence. Sonowal also reiterated Assam government’s commitment to protect the land, culture and language of the people of the State and vowed to continue the same in right earnest the days to come.
State Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa, MLA Roselina Tirkey also delivered speech on the occasion. MLA Mrinal Saikia, ex-minister Binod Goala, Golaghat Deputy Commissioner Gaurav Bothra, president of All Assam Freedom Fighters Association Krishna Lahkar, family members of Swahid Kushal Knowar, several freedom fioghters and host of other dignitaries were also present in the programme.
Earlier, the Chief Minister visited the residence of the martyr located at Gandhkoroi in Sarupathar and interacted with his family members. He also paid his deep obeisance to the martyr. Noteworthy that the State government has already renovated the residence of the martyr in a bid to preserve his legacy. Moreover, construction of boundary wall of the residence and its approach road have also been completed recently.