GUWAHATI, Nov 20 - Five persons from Myanmar will arrive in the city tomorrow via Manipur. Four of them are descendants of some of those who were sent to Myanmar (then Burma) along with the Ahom princess Hemo Aideo, after the first Burmese invasion of Assam in 1817. The delegation has landed at Imphal through a special flight this evening.
Hemo Aideo was married to the then Burmese king for establishing a cordial relation between the then Ahom rulers of Assam and the then Burmese rulers. The fifth member of the delegation is a Myanmar-based person of Bengal origin, who is leading the four persons of Assam origin as their guide to the city.
Tapan Kumar Sarma, president of the Association for the Historically Dispersed People of Assam (ASHDIPA) said that after arriving in the city, the five-member delegation from Myanmar would be taken to the Kamakhya Temple straight from the Borjhar Airport. The Association has organised the visit of the delegation.
On November 22 at 11 am, the delegation, which includes Thant Zin Tun (33) alias Sivachandra, his mother Daw Yi (72) alias Chandramayee, her sisters Khin Khin (75) alias Ratnamani and Hnin Si (67) alias Puspamoyee and their guide Moe Htun (40) alias Madhurya Gopal Bhatta, will be present at a talk organised by the Department of History, Pragjyotish College.
The delegation members will then be taken to North Guwahati for a visit to the Ashwaklanta Krishna Padashila, Kanai Barashi Bowa Shil, Dirgheswari Temple, among other places, on the morning of November 23.
They will be felicitated jointly by the Asam Sahitya Sabha and the ASHDIPA at a function scheduled for 3 pm that day at the Bhagawati Prasad Barooah Bhawan, Sarma said, adding, the delegation will leave for Imphal the next morning.