NAGAON, Sept 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal paid a visit to Barhampur on Monday to attend the Martyrs� Day programme which was organised to observe the 75th martyrdom day of Bhugeswari Phukanani, Thogi Sut, Bolo Sut and Lakhi Hazarika in police firing at Barhampur on September 18, 1942. In his address, Sonowal paid tributes to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives to free the country from the shackles of British rule. Highlighting the sacrifice of Barhampur, the Chief Minister said that their names will forever be printed in golden letters in the history of freedom movement of the country.
Sonowal called upon the people to follow the ideals of freedom fighters and appealed to the new generation to go through the history of the freedom movement of our country. He highlighted the achievements of the present Government in the last 13 months and urged the people to extend their support to its development works.
Former MP and well-known writer Dr Joyshree Goswami Mahanta presided over the meet. Ministers Keshab Mahanta and Atul Bora, MLA Rupok Sarma, Utpal Dutta, Dimbeswar Das and others graced the occasion.
The Chief Minister paid floral tributes at the swahid bedi, visited the place near the tree where the freedom fighters faced the bullets of the British Army. Family members of the martyrs, freedom fighters and local people were felicitated in the function. A procession was also taken out.
Sonowal also visited the Barhampur Blind School and interacted with the students. He also paid a visit to the Barhampur Veterinary farm, Shahid Udyan, army camp etc.