Guwahati, Feb 21: To mark the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced building a Lachit Samadhi this year along with the construction of a war memorial on the Alaboi war.
The CM made this announcement in the Cabinet meeting held on Sunday.
CM Sarma also announced that President Ram Nath Kovind will visit the State on a three-day visit from February 25 to 28. On February 25, the President of India will inaugurate the year-long celebration of 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati.
Speaking about the Samadhi he said that it will be built over 22 bighas of land. The war memorial will be set up at Dadara in Kamrup District as a tribute to the soldiers of the Alaboi battle who valiantly fought the Mughals. The president will lay the foundation stone of the Lachit Borphukan maidam in Jorhat which will be reconstructed with new design.
The CM further mentioned that programmes to commemorate Lachit Borphukan's birth anniversary will be held in New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmadabad where Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Home Minister Amit Shah will be invited to grace the occasion.
He also stated that construction of the war memorial and Samadhi will be completed in a year's time.