Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday visited Tipam Deosali Pahar in Naharkatia area of Dibrugarh district, which is the first kingdom of the Ahom dynasty, to celebrate the grand festival of the Ahom community Me-Dam-Mephi of worshipping the ancestors and offering prayers. The Chief Minister along with Cultural Affairs Minister Bimal Borah and Naharkatia MLA Taranga Gogoi, MLA of Duliajan Teras Gowala and other Dibrugarh district administration officials visited the age old temple of Chaolung Sukapha situated at the Tipam Hills generally known as Tipam Deoshal and offered his prayers at the Deoshal temple which is considered to be the ancestors worshipping place. He also performed the rituals of Ahom Culture. After that he proceeded to attend the cultural programme which was organised by District Administration in collaboration with the cultural department. The CM said that the spiritual occasion will definitely increase the brotherhood, friendship among the people irrespective of caste,creed etc. He said that we all should try to make Assam powerful just like Swargadeo Sukapha did by strengthening the roots of Assam which finally turned out to be a powerful kingdom.
In his speech, CM talked about Chaolung Siu-ka-pha’s courage and valour in details specifically how King Su-Ka-Pha created a niche in Assam and how he discovered the hills of Tipam and how he collaborated with the people of other communities and how he extended his kingdom and built his empire and started his reign.He further mentioned how Swargadeo Su-Ka-Pha used to offer prayers and how he ruled in Tipam for some consecutive years. He further mentioned that a grand statue of Chaolung Siu-Ka-Pha will be constructed on the road to Tipam.