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Assam Government Will Soon Establish a Memorial of Bir Lachit Borphukan in Jorhat

Assam government will soon establish a memorial of Lachit Borphukan in Jorhat district of Assam. The construction will be done by the Ahluwalia Contracts.

Assam Government Will Soon Establish a Memorial of Bir Lachit Borphukan in Jorhat

Sentinel Digital Desk

GUWAHATI: In order to preserve and honour the memories of the great warrior Lachit Borphukan of the Ahom dynasty, Assam government has decided to build a memorial on his name in the Jorhat district of Assam. Ahluwalia Contracts (India), an engineering and construction company, has been given the contract for the construction of Ahom general Lachit Moidam Memorial and Cultural Complex in Lahdoigarh in Jorhat.

The total cost of construction will be approximately Rs. 120.23 crore, according to the Ahluwalia Contracts company. They claimed the estimation of the project on Monday, 21st of November. Assam government wants to construct a cultural centre as a tribute to the massive contribution of Bir Lachit Borphukan.

The prime motive is to preserve the sacrifices and showcase the heroism of the Ahom general. This year the state is going to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of the warrior starting from 24th November, which is also celebrated as 'Lachit Divas' across Assam. Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma, made a heartfelt request to the people of Assam to lit up earthen lamps at their homes on this particular day.

The celebration will take place in Delhi from 23rd November to 25th November 2022. Prime minister Narendra Modi will also be present in the celebration of the 400th birth anniversary of Assam's legendary hero Lachit Borphukan. The event inauguration will be done by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharam, on 23rd of November. Amit Shah will be the chief guest at the function of 24th November and PM Narendra Modi will grace the event on 25th November.

The celebration of Assam hero Lachit Borphukan in the National stature is an effort of Assam government to keep the Assam legacy alive both in and outside the state. Lachit Borphukan is known for his tremendous contribution in the Saraighat Battle of 1671. He was the most courageous leader in the history of Assam.

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