DOOMDOOMA, Aug 9 - On the occasion of the 78th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, the Tinsukia district administration on Sunday felicitated 91-year-old freedom fighter Satyalata Gogoi at her residence at Phillobari Gauripur here.
On behalf of the government, Assistant Commissioner and Executive Magistrate Aparupa Borgohain visited the residence of the freedom fighter and felicitated her with a gamosa, a shawl and an angabastra, in recognition for her contribution towards the freedom struggle.
The octogenarian freedom fighter expressed concern over the coronavirus pandemic spreading across the country. She urged all to follow the guidelines of the government to contain the spread of the virus and expressed hope that the country would be able to get rid of this crisis very soon.
Morigaon Correspondent adds: Along with the rest of the country, the Quit India Movement Day was observed at the historic Barapujia in Morigaon district, where three freedom fighters sacrificed their lives in 1942.
The historic Barapujia village, located in the eastern part of Morigaon district, has many legends. Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Acharya Vinoba Bhave came to this place in 1939 and organised events related to the fredom movement. The place became the centre of the freedom struggle, during which the British shot dead three freedom fighters � Tilok Deka, Hemoram Pator and Gonabhiram Bordoloi.
On Sunday, the Quit India Day was observed at Barapujia by the Assam Freedom Fighters� Sons and Daughters� Association in collaboraton with Assam Sambadik Sangha. Speaking on the occasion, Asom Mukti Yojaru Santan Sanmilan general secretary Bhaben Mahanta paid glowing tributes to the martyrs of the freedom struggle.