GUWAHATI, Nov 24 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today formally presented the Lachit Barphukan Award posthumously to Capt Jintu Gogoi. The parents of Jintu received the award at a function organised by the Tai Ahom Yuba Parishad at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.
Speaking on the occasion, Gogoi said Capt Gogoi laid down his life fighting for protection of the sovereignty of the country. Capt Gogoi died fighting for the country in the Kargil war.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister today paid tributes to Lachit Barphukan and said that the Saraighat war was fought for protection of the identity of Assam. He said that the great Ahom warrior proved that no one is above the motherland. He said insurgents were trying to divide the Assamese society and called upon all sections of people to thwart such a move.