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Statue of freedom fighter unveiled at Nalbari town

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NALBARI, Dec 28 - A lifesize statue of renowned freedom fighter, writer and former chairman of Nalbari Municipal Board, late Lohit Chandra Das was unveiled at Nalbari Hatkhola Pukhuripar on Monday.

The statue, sculpted by artist Manjit Kalita, was unveiled by Krishna Kanta Lahkar, president of Sadou Asom Muktijujaru Sanmilani.

Earlier, the statue was to be unveiled by Chandra Mohon Patowary, Minister of Industries and Commerce, but as he could not attend the function due to the ongoing turbulence, the statue was subsequently unveiled by Krishna Kanta Lahkar.

Unveiling the statue, freedom fighter Lahkar lamented that the present BJP dispensation has no will, whatsoever, to respect the freedom fighters and in fact neglect them in every possible way.

He recalled the stellar contributions of late Lohit Chandra Das, who fought for the poor and needy people of the society.The inaugural meeting was presided over by Baneswar Das, president of Lohit Chandra Das Smriti Raksha Samiti and was addressed by former Chief Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman,Nalbari Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Barman said that for securing land rights of the poor farmers, late Das along with a good number of farmers marched to Shillong,the capital of the state at that time on foot and registered their protest.

Dr Barman added that this step by late Das motivated the Indira Gandhi government to pass the Land Reform Bill. A book titled Lohit Surya, published on the occasion, was formally released by Sahityacharyya Dr Basanta Kumar Bhattacharya.

In his speech, Dr Bhattacharya recalled that they patiently waited for hours during their youth in order to listen to the speech of late Lohit Chandra Das at Hatkhola Pukhuripar. Hence he was known to all as �Nalbari Ninad� till his demise. His speech was very informative, witty and sharp, he added.

Earlier, freedom fighter Phanindra Nath Kalita garlanded the portrait of late Lohit Chandra Das.

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Statue of freedom fighter unveiled at Nalbari town

NALBARI, Dec 28 - A lifesize statue of renowned freedom fighter, writer and former chairman of Nalbari Municipal Board, late Lohit Chandra Das was unveiled at Nalbari Hatkhola Pukhuripar on Monday.

The statue, sculpted by artist Manjit Kalita, was unveiled by Krishna Kanta Lahkar, president of Sadou Asom Muktijujaru Sanmilani.

Earlier, the statue was to be unveiled by Chandra Mohon Patowary, Minister of Industries and Commerce, but as he could not attend the function due to the ongoing turbulence, the statue was subsequently unveiled by Krishna Kanta Lahkar.

Unveiling the statue, freedom fighter Lahkar lamented that the present BJP dispensation has no will, whatsoever, to respect the freedom fighters and in fact neglect them in every possible way.

He recalled the stellar contributions of late Lohit Chandra Das, who fought for the poor and needy people of the society.The inaugural meeting was presided over by Baneswar Das, president of Lohit Chandra Das Smriti Raksha Samiti and was addressed by former Chief Minister Dr Bhumidhar Barman,Nalbari Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury, among others.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Barman said that for securing land rights of the poor farmers, late Das along with a good number of farmers marched to Shillong,the capital of the state at that time on foot and registered their protest.

Dr Barman added that this step by late Das motivated the Indira Gandhi government to pass the Land Reform Bill. A book titled Lohit Surya, published on the occasion, was formally released by Sahityacharyya Dr Basanta Kumar Bhattacharya.

In his speech, Dr Bhattacharya recalled that they patiently waited for hours during their youth in order to listen to the speech of late Lohit Chandra Das at Hatkhola Pukhuripar. Hence he was known to all as �Nalbari Ninad� till his demise. His speech was very informative, witty and sharp, he added.

Earlier, freedom fighter Phanindra Nath Kalita garlanded the portrait of late Lohit Chandra Das.