Himanta Biswa Sarma Unveils Statue of Legendary Ahom General Lachit Barphukan in Guwahati Military Station

CM Himanta Biswa Sarma Pays Tribute to Bir Lachit Barphukan

Guwahati, October 9: In a significant event that resonated with the rich history and cultural heritage of Assam, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma unveiled the statue of the revered Ahom General Bir Lachit Barphukan and ‘Saheed Smarak’ at the Bir Lachit Barphukan Park, Narangi Military Station, Guwahati.

A Tribute to a Legendary Warrior

Lachit Barphukan, an iconic figure in Assam’s history, is celebrated for his leadership and valour during the 1671 Battle of Saraighat where the Ahom Kingdom successfully thwarted the Mughal Empire’s advances. His military acumen and dedication to his motherland have made him a revered figure, symbolizing Assamese pride and resilience.

The statue’s inauguration saw a large number of visitors paying homage to the legendary warrior, reflecting on his indelible contributions to the Ahom Dynasty and the broader Assamese cultural landscape.

Honouring the Brave

The event was not just a celebration of the past but also a recognition of the present. The park received the ‘Saheed Samarak’, a solemn tribute to the indomitable spirit and supreme sacrifice of brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation. This addition serves as a poignant reminder of the sacrifices made to ensure the nation’s sovereignty and peace.

Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on X, মই লাচিতে কৈছোঁ মোৰ সঘনাই নাম লোৱা লুইতপৰীয়া ডেকা দল… Today, we celebrated the ceremonial inauguration of the Bir Lachit Barphukan statue and Swahid Smarak at Narangi Military Station in Guwahati, paying yet another glorious tribute to the legendary Ahom General of Assam.

Cultural Showcase

Highlighting Assam’s rich cultural tapestry, the event featured scintillating performances of the state song and a drama dedicated to General Bir Lachit Barphukan. Presented by the Assam State Cultural Department, these performances were a testament to the state’s commitment to preserving and promoting its history and traditions.

Distinguished Attendees

The monumental event was graced by the presence of several esteemed dignitaries, including Lieutenant General RP Kalita, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lieutenant General Sanjay Malik, Major General PS Joshi, and Major General RK Jha. Historians, Armed Forces personnel, and NCC cadets also marked their presence, making the event a confluence of the past, present, and future.

Legacy of Lachit Barphukan

Lachit Barphukan’s legacy is not just confined to history books. His strategic brilliance, dedication to duty, and love for his homeland continue to inspire generations. Educational institutions in Assam teach his tales of bravery, ensuring that the spirit of Lachit Barphukan lives on. The statue’s inauguration is another step in immortalizing the legacy of a hero who, with his leadership and courage, carved out a significant chapter in Assam’s history.

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