GUWAHATI: Assam pays tributes to Lachit Barphukan across the state on Friday highlighting the great strength and courage of the Ahom General who defeated the Mughals in the battle of Saraighat.
Chief minister Sarbanabda Sonowal took the lead to pay homage to the war hero at the central function organized at theSankardeb Kalakhetra. In his speech to the nation Sonowal said the Assamese must progress with the valour and courage shown by the Ahom general who saved the nation from the Mughals.
He said his government will not tolerate any attempt to belittle Assam and it's interest. Before that Sonowal laid floral wreath at the statue of the Ahom General on the Brahmaputra.
Many organizations in Guwahati, Nagaon, Morigaon, Tezpur, Biswanath, Golaghat, Jorhat, Sivasagar, Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji also observed the Lachit Divas remembering the Saraighat hero and his courage and sacrifice.