DIBRUGARH, June 5 - The Indian Army of the DAO Division today installed a seven-foot-tall statue of the legendary Ahom General Lachit Borphukan at its campus in Dinjan Military Station, in Dibrugarh district, 35 km from here.
The statue made of fibre, was unveiled during a special function by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the presence of General Officer Commanding of Spear Corps Lt General Anil Chauhan and General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Dao Division Major General Ananta Bhuyan.
The programme was also attended by Dr Alak Buragohain, Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University and Dr Kamal Malla Bujarbarua, Vice Chancellor of Assam Agriculture University, Dibrugarh MP Rameswar Teli and Lakhimpur MP Pradan Baruah, besides MLAs from Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
Major General Ananta Bhuyan said the objective behind the installation of the statue was to highlight the contribution of the legend in protecting the country among the youths of the State. �The new generation must know that Bir Lachit Borphukan defeated his enemy at the battle of Saraighat using tactics despite his army being numerically less,� he said.
The Chief Minister said that it is matter of pride for the Assamese community that a statue of Bir Lachit Borphukan was installed in the Military Station. �The character of the warrior itself radiates patriotism and dedication and therefore this will definitely remind the new generation of their responsibility towards the country,� Sonowal said.
The Chief Minister also planted a sapling in Dinjan Military Station on the occasion of the World Environment Day.