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President Kovind to be in Assam on the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan

Lachit Borphukan

On the occasion of 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, will be on three days visit to Assam from 25th Feb-28th Feb. 

Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma made the announcement while speaking to the media on Sunday that President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the year-long celebration of the 4OOth birth anniversary of Ahom Lachit Barphukan on February 25. The Assam Cabinet decided in its meeting held in Bongaigaon last year that the state government would celebrate the year-long anniversary of Barphukan in keeping with the matter. Barphukan is known for his fearlessness in combating with Mughal Invasion.

Sarma, talking to the media stated, “After arriving in Guwahati on February 25, President Kovind will visit Kamakhya temple in the morning, and at 5:30 in the evening, the anniversary celebration would be inaugurated. The Assam government is further planning to set up a beautiful war memorial at Dadara in Kamrup district as a part of the state government’s tribute to the devotion, dedication, and martyrdom of the soldiers of Alaboi battle.”  Adding further, Sarma said, “Indian President will also lay the foundation stone of Alaboi battle war memorial. Apart from this, Kovind will proceed to lay the foundation of Lachit Borphukan Maidam in Jorhat which will be reconstructed with a new design.”

According to the information by the chief minister of Assam on February 26, Kovind will attend the convocation ceremony of Tezpur University. In the afternoon he will also visit Kaziranga National Park where he will be reviewing various conservation work taken up by the government. The CM further added that another program of the 400th anniversary of Lachit Borphukan will be in New Delhi and Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be invited.

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By TIS Staffer
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