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Remembering Ahom General Lachit Barphukan on his 400th Birth Anniversary

Niti Post - November 19, 2022

Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Our week-long celebration of 400th birth anniversary of Mahabir Lachit Barphukan has begun on a grand note with march past by Assam Police across all districts.” The Assam government has planned to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of the Ahom General from 18th to 25th November 2022.

A programme will be organized in New Delhi too from 23rd to 25th November 2022. During the event, a documentary based on the life of the Lachit Barphukan will also be launched. In February, this year, former President Ram Nath Kovind launched the celebration. The former President laid the foundation stone of a 150-foot bronze statue of Borphukan at Hollongapar in Jorhat, Assam.

The government of Assam has also launched a portal and mobile application, so that more people can be involved. People can also send write-ups and essays to show their respect for the brave leader. Additionally, a theme song for the program was also released. The theme song pays tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of Barphukan. As part of the celebrations, various activities like blood donation camps, tree plantations and cultural activities are organized.

Heroic Story of the Kingdom :  

Lachit Borphukan was a commander and councillor in the Ahom Kingdom. The Ahom Kingdom resisted the invasion of the Mughal Empire several times and reigned in present-day Assam for over 600 years.

The Ahom Dynasty was founded in 1228 in Assam's Brahmaputra Valley. The first King of the Ahom Kingdom was Chaolung Sukaphaa, who crossed the Patkai mountainous region to reach the Brahmaputra valley. In 1615, the Ahom Dynasty engaged in its first significant conflict with the Mughal Empire. The Mughals conquered the Ahom capital of Garhgaon in 1662 but were defeated in later battles.

Finally, during the battle of Saraighat in 1671, the Ahoms led by Lachit Borphukan successfully defeated the Mughals. Borphukan is mainly known for his leadership in this battle. By 1682, the Mughal influence in the region was completely eradicated.



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