GOLAGHAT: The 80th anniversary of the Martyrhood Day of Kushal Konwar was observed in the Golaghat district of the state. An event was organised at the enclosure of the Golaghat Police Station where he was jailed in 1942.
The room of the Goalaghat Sadar Police Station where the brave freedom fighter was jailed has been preserved and maintained properly till date. Superintendent of Police for Golaghat, Pushkin Jain paid his homages to the late martyr of the freedom struggle and lit a lamp in his name.
Kushal Konwar was arrested on November 5, 1942, by the police for his alleged involvement in the train accident that took place in Sarupathar on 10 October 1942. He spent a total of 221 days in jail, after which he was declared guilty and handed on June 15 1943 in the Jorhat Prison.
The Assam State Freedom Fighters’ Association had earlier announced that an event will be organized to mark the 80th anniversary of the Martyr’s Day of Swahid Kushal Konwar on June 15 and mentioned that the chief minister will also be present for the same in Rupnagar, Guwahati. Members of the Central Government Eminent Committee as well as representatives from multiple states will be present for the event.
It is important to note that in the struggle for freedom under Mahatma Gandhi, 32 people from Assam were martyred, and Kushal Konwar was the first to be hanged. The general secretary of the organisation, Dwijendra Mohan Sarma, mentioned that the event will be organised nationwide this year. He also said that over 110 people from outside the state will attend the central event in Guwahati.
Kushal Konwar was born on 21 March 1905, and was 37 years old when he was martyred by the British government.