NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Nov 30 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today exhorted the young generation to follow in the footsteps of freedom fighter Bhimbor Deori to form a greater and stronger society.
The Chief Minister made this appeal while taking part in an event held in conformity with the 73rd death anniversary of Bhimbor Deori.
The event, Bhimbor Deori Diwas, was organized at the Narayanpur HS School playground by the Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Govt of Assam, in association with the Lakhimpur district administration, Deori Autonomous Council and All Assam Deori Students� Union.
While paying glowing tributes to Deori for his exemplary role in saving Assam from the divisive designs of the colonial British along with Bharat Ratna Gopinath Bordoloi, Sonowal said that it was an amazing fact that the great leader excelled in all the examinations in his academic life despite hailing from a very remote and backward area of the State.
He added that the present government has offered free admissions, textbooks, uniforms, hostel dues and other facilities to the students from the primary level, and, therefore, the students should study hard to excel in their career and become �Atmanirbhar� as envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Chief Minister also announced the government�s plan to construct a memorial site for Bhimbor Deori at Sadiya. He said the government is making efforts to keep alive the memories of the greatest figures of Assam history like King Sarbananda Singha, Sati Sadhani, Sati Radhika and many more. He criticised the earlier governments led by Congress for Assam�s backwardness and said that his government has been accelerating the developmental works in the State.
Earlier, a welcome address was delivered by Bishnu Kamal Bora, Director of Cultural Affairs, Assam. The meeting was also addressed by Panchayat and Rural Development Minister Naba Kumar Doley, Tezpur MP Pallab Lochan Das, Bihpuria MLA Debananda Hazarika and former minister Premadhar Bora. The Vice Chancellor of Madhavdev University Dr Dibakar Deka and Lakhimpur Deputy Commissioner Dr Jeevan B were also present on the occasion.