Asom Divas observed in Tezpur
Along with the rest of the State, Asom Divas was celebrated in Sonitpur at a programme held at Sukapha Bhavan at Dolabari in Tezpur.
TEZPUR: Along with the rest of the State, Asom Divas was celebrated in Sonitpur at a programme held at Sukapha Bhavan at Dolabari in Tezpur. The event was jointly organized by Sonitpur district administration and Tai Ahom Sanskriti Bikash Samiti to commemorate the arrival of the first king of the Ahom kingdom, Sukapha in Assam.
The programme was officially inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Deba Kumar Mishra by lighting a lamp and offering floral tributes to the great leader in the presence of senior district administration officials and members of the Tai Ahom Sanskriti Bikash Samiti. Earlier, president of Tai Ahom Sanskriti Bikash Samiti, Bhuban Chandra Gogoi, hoisted the flag on the occasion.
As part of the celebrations, an open session was also organized which was presided over by Bhuban Chandra Gogoi. Noted physician, Dr Suren Gogoi, advisor, TASBS, Prabin Gogoi and former Principal of THB College Jamuguri, Sahabuddin Ahmed were the other dignitaries present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, DC Deba Kumar Mishra said that Sukapha was a leader who played a very important role in unifying the various ethnic communities living in Assam by creating unity and brotherhood, and is considered to be the architect of Bor Axom (Greater Assam). Giving a brief history of the advent of the Ahoms and their rule, the Deputy Commissioner appealed to the people to uphold the principles of the great visionary leader of the Ahoms and the traditions and culture that form the base of the greater Assamese society.
Delivering the keynote address, noted academician Sahabuddin Ahmed dwelt at length on the dynasties that ruled Assam, the advent of the Ahom dynasty that ruled for nearly 600 years and is one of the longest ruling dynasties in history. He spoke on the various policies adopted by the Ahom kings due to which they could successfully rule Assam for such a long period. Members also performed various traditional Ahom prayers, songs and dances on the occasion.