Chief Minister of Assam, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the statue of Ahom General Bir Lachit Barphukan and ‘Saheed Smarak’ on 09 Oct 2023 at Bir Lachit Barphukan Park, Narangi Military Station.
This monumental event was graced by the presence of Lieutenant General RP Kalita, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, General Officer Commanding -in-Chief, Eastern Command, Lieutenant General Sanjay Malik, General Officer Commanding 101 Area, Major General PS Joshi, General Officer Commanding 51 Sub Area, Major General RK Jha, AVSM (Retd) and many other esteemed dignitaries, historians, Armed Forces personnel and NCC cadets.
This statue unveiling ceremony of the renowned hero marked a significant moment symbolizing the rich history and cultural heritage of Assam. The visitors paid homage to the legendary warrior and his indelible contributions to the Ahom Dynasty. This day also will be remembered for times to come as the park also received the ‘Saheed Samarak’ a solemn tribute to the indomitable spirit and selfless supreme sacrifice of our brave soldiers who laid down their lives for the nation.
The event was filled with scintillating performances of the state song of Assam and a drama on the legendary General Bir Lachit Barphukan that was presented enthusiastically by the Assam State Cultural Department.