On the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphokan, leaders extend their best wishes.

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Assam: On the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphokan, leaders extend their best wishes.

GUWAHATI: On Thursday (November 24), Assam is celebrating the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphokan.

Every year on November 24, the Assamese society commemorates the great victory that the Ahom army won against the invading Mughal forces.
In the Battle of Saraighat in 1671, the Ahom army led by Lachit Burphokan defeated the invading Mughal forces led by Ram Singh.

In honor of the legendary Ahom general, the National Defense Academy (NDA) instituted the Lachit Borphokan Gold Medal for the best cadet in 1999.
The Assam government had made elaborate arrangements to celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Burphokan in 2022.

Leaders across party lines, including national leaders, have expressed good wishes on the occasion.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said: “Congratulations on Lachit Diwas. This Lachit Diwas is special as we celebrate the 400th birth anniversary of the great Lachit Burphokan. He was an epitome of unparalleled courage. He prioritized the welfare of the people above all else. And he was a fair and visionary leader.

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi said: “On this historic occasion of Vir Lachit’s 400th birth anniversary, I feel honored to pay floral tributes to Lachit Burphokan today in Guwahati. He was a great warrior and an eminent historian of Assam. There were personalities who played an important role in the formation of our civilization.
“Mahabir Lachit Barphokan is an eternal symbol of patriotism, unparalleled courage and dignity. Union Minister and former Chief Minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal said that in the historic battle of Saraighat, Lachit Barphokan’s strategy and great courage saved thousands of Assamese from the Mughal aggression. Encouraged to resist and protect the motherland.

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said: “A military genius and a brave son of Mother India, Mahabir Lachit Barphokanji is not only a symbol of Assamese pride but also a national hero. Successfully resisting Islamic invasion 17 times, he He inflicted the worst defeat on the Mughals in the Battle of Saraighat.

Manipur Minister Biswajit Singh said: “Greetings to Ahom General Lachit Borphokan on his birth anniversary on Lachit Diwas. Thanks to his bravery and strategy, the Assamese Army is technologically advanced. and was able to defeat a fully armed Mughal army, led by Ram Singh of Ajmer.

Union Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said: “Lachit Burphokan was a brave military leader who fought bravely for the honor and dignity of his people. On his 400th birth anniversary, I salute him for his exemplary courage and bravery. Salute him. He will be an inspiration for future generations of India.”

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