Symposium on Assam history and life of Lachit Barphukan held in Silchar
To commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Bir Lachit Barphukan, a bouquet of programmes was organized by the Cachar district administration along with the rest of the State.
SILCHAR: To commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Bir Lachit Barphukan, a bouquet of programmes was organized by the Cachar district administration along with the rest of the State. On Thursday, a symposium on 'Assam History & Life of Lachit Barphukan' was held at Gandhi Bhawan, Silchar where eminent teachers of History deliberated on this germane issue.
The symposium kickstarted with the lighting of the lamp by Rajib Roy, District Development Commissioner (DDC), Cachar along with Himashri Deka, Asstt Commissioner-cum-DMC, SSA, Cachar and representative of Silchar MLA Abhrajit Chakraborty. The guest speakers of the day were Sudarshan Gupta, HoD of History, Radhamadhab College, Silchar, Khaled Azom Mazumder, HoD of History, MCD College, Sonai Somdatta Bhattacharjee, HoD of History, Ramanuj Gupta Degree College Satarupa Bhattacharjee, Subject Teacher of History, Swarnalakshmi HS School, Narsingpur.
During the inaugural session, DDC Rajib Roy highlighted the role of Assam government in organizing the various events in connection with the 400th birth anniversary of Bir Lachit Barphukan. Assistant Commissioner Himashri Deka too spoke on the occasion. Abhrajit Chakraborty, representative of MLA Silchar too stated various facets of Assam History with special emphasis on Lachit Barphukan.
Initiating the discussion, Khaled Azom Mazumder, HoD of History, MCD College, Sonai said, "Lachit Barphukan was the famous General of the great Ahom army who defeated the Mughals and halted the expanding ambitions of Aurangzeb in the second half of the 17th century." He also dwelled on the heroic exploits of the Great General for his exemplary role in preserving the sovereignty of the then Ahoms.
Somdatta Bhattacharjee, HoD of History, Ramanuj Gupta Degree College in a lucid manner successfully connected with the audience by pointing out the genesis of the Ahom- Mughal conflict and upholding the role of Lachit in this conflict. She said, "The story of Lachit Barphukan beheading his own maternal uncle for lapse in duty clearly demonstrates the love for nation which he cherished in his heart of hearts," stated a press release.