The Assam Kaziranga University

The chief minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Thursday that he had written letters to his colleagues in other states urging that they add a chapter on Lachit Borphukon to the academic curriculum of their respective schools and colleges.

Sending the letters is one of the activities the Assam government is undertaking in connection with the year-long celebration of the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom army general Lachit Borphukon from the 17th century.

The chief minister stated that in order for every Indian to feel proud of the bravery of the great Ahom general, the Borphukon saga should be widely circulated.

Despite being a bright example of nationalism and love for one’s motherland, Lachit Borphukon’s exploits are still mostly forgotten in many regions of the country, expressed the CM in his letter.

A chapter on the legendary Ahom army general, according to CM Sarma, will help young people acquire patriotic values and be motivated to devote themselves to serving the country.

Lachit Borphukan was a commander in the Ahom kingdom, which is now in modern-day Assam. He is renowned for his inspiring leadership, which resulted in the Mughals’ resounding defeat at the Battle of Saraighat in 1671. Despite being severely ill, Lachit Borphukon led his troops to a decisive victory in the conflict from the front.

The Ahom general’s unwavering bravery and persistence helped to preserve the Northeastern region’s culture, identity, and distinctiveness.

The Assam Kaziranga University