BAIHATA CHARIALI, Aug 16 - �The Government of Assam will prepare a plan to preserve the history of great Alaboi battle that took place between the Mughals and the Ahoms in the mid- 17th century in North Guwahati area including places like Dalibari, Dadara, Pachariya and Agiyathuri. It was an excellent illustration of a battle with the armed forces of Assam in the middle ages where 10,000 soldiers of the State were killed,� said Babu Lal Sarma, Director of the department of History and Archaeology and department higher education, Assam in the commemorative meeting of the historic Alaboi battle held at the Dadara Higher Secondary School recently under the presidentship of Paresh Baishya, Principal of Dadara HS School.
Participating in the meeting as the chief guest, Sarma laid stress on the need of study of history of the Alaboi battle by the students and also the construction of a memento of the great battle. In his lecture, Sarma said that in this connection he will prepare an estimate and submit it to the Government of Assam within a short period and to discuss the battle thoroughly, the History and Archaeology Department will organise a meeting inviting noted historians of the State.
Participating in the meeting as respected guest, Vinod Seshan, the Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup (R) district laid importance on the formation of a sense of nationalism among the students and he also proposed to form a committee at a regional level to study and conduct research among the historic resources of North Guwahati, Dalibari, Pachariya, Dadara, Hajo and Sualkuchi. Earlier, Seshan also paid tributes to the martyrs of Alaboi battle.
Attending the meeting, noted journalist Prakash Mahanta, as the distinguished speaker said that the whole North Kamrup area is a treasure house for the study of the historical resources and the Government should develop the area as a world heritage site. Mahanta expressed his gratitude to Babu Lal Sarma, Director of Higher Education, Assam for his plan regarding the Alaboi battle and he urged Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, to take needful steps.
It is worth mentioning that on August 5, 1669 a total of 10,000 Assamese soldiers were killed in the Alaboi battle. In the meeting, Dr. Ananda Borbora, ex-professor of GU, retired professor Dr Gajen Adhikari and Khagen Talukdar also laid stress on scientific research of Alaboi battle in their lectures. In the same meeting, Dr Purnima Devi Barman, �Green Oscar Award,� recipient was felicitated by the Saraighat Journalists� Forum for her effort to conserve the great adjutant stork in the Dadara-Dalibari area. In the meeting held under the joint aegis of the Department of History and Archaeology, Assam and the Saraighat Journalists� Forum, noted singer artiste Mahendra Hazarika enthralled the public with his popular and melodious songs. The meeting was anchored by Madhu Sudhan Medhi, secretary of the Saraighat Journalists� Forum where more than 100 senior citizens including Phani Dhar Das, senior journalists and students of the area attended.