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Malegarh Day observed with due solemnity

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BADARPUR, Dec 20 - The Malegarh Day was observed on Monday through a day-long programme, with the paying of floral tributes to 26 brave Indian soldiers, who had sacrificed their lives on this day fighting the British Army, in India�s first War of Independence, the �Sepoy Mutiny� in 1857 here.

On this occasion, several political parties and social organisations in association with the Karimganj district administration, arranged several daylong programmes, as a mark of observation of the 160th martyrs� day of the historic Malegarh.

Distinguished guests, noted citizens, educationists, intellectuals, representatives of different political parties, eminent personalities and several officials of the Karimganj district administration met at a meeting presided over by the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Talukdar.

Talukdar, in his address announced that arrangements have been made for including Malegarh in the State�s tourist map. In the same manner, Sonbill and the Badarpur Fort are also being included in the tourist map. Assistant Professor of Silchar Assam University Professor Debasish Bhattacharya in his address spoke on the Sepoy Mutiny.

The central committee secretary of the Patkai Trekkers, Mriganka Kumar Gogoi in his address informed that in the entire Barak Valley, 185 brave soldiers had sacrificed their lives during the Sepoy Mutiny. �But it is our bad fortune that the names of these immortal brave Indian soldiers are not known, as the British Army destructed all the important documents of that time,� he said.

Earlier, the programme was inaugurated through lighting of 160 lamps.

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Malegarh Day observed with due solemnity

BADARPUR, Dec 20 - The Malegarh Day was observed on Monday through a day-long programme, with the paying of floral tributes to 26 brave Indian soldiers, who had sacrificed their lives on this day fighting the British Army, in India�s first War of Independence, the �Sepoy Mutiny� in 1857 here.

On this occasion, several political parties and social organisations in association with the Karimganj district administration, arranged several daylong programmes, as a mark of observation of the 160th martyrs� day of the historic Malegarh.

Distinguished guests, noted citizens, educationists, intellectuals, representatives of different political parties, eminent personalities and several officials of the Karimganj district administration met at a meeting presided over by the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner Pradeep Kumar Talukdar.

Talukdar, in his address announced that arrangements have been made for including Malegarh in the State�s tourist map. In the same manner, Sonbill and the Badarpur Fort are also being included in the tourist map. Assistant Professor of Silchar Assam University Professor Debasish Bhattacharya in his address spoke on the Sepoy Mutiny.

The central committee secretary of the Patkai Trekkers, Mriganka Kumar Gogoi in his address informed that in the entire Barak Valley, 185 brave soldiers had sacrificed their lives during the Sepoy Mutiny. �But it is our bad fortune that the names of these immortal brave Indian soldiers are not known, as the British Army destructed all the important documents of that time,� he said.

Earlier, the programme was inaugurated through lighting of 160 lamps.