The country’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that India’s history has been of valor, but unfortunately even after independence, that history was taught which was created under conspiracy during slavery. He said that after independence there was a need to change the agenda of the foreigners who enslaved India but it was not done. PM Modi was addressing the closing ceremony of the year-long programs organized on the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan, General of the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom, at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi. He said that the history of India is not just the history of slavery, the history of India is the history of warriors, the history of showing unprecedented bravery and bravery against the oppressors.
The earlier mistake is now being rectified – PM Modi
Earlier, the PM also visited the exhibition set up to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Bodphukan. Several dignitaries including Assam CM Himanta Vishwa Sharma, Governor Jagdish Mukhi and Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal were present on the occasion. He said that the history of India is not just the history of slavery, the history of India is the history of warriors, the history of showing unprecedented bravery and bravery against the oppressors. He said that the history of India has been of the tradition of bravery. He said that the mistake done earlier by not bringing such sacrifices into the mainstream is being rectified and this event organized in Delhi to celebrate the birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan is a reflection of this.
‘The country is full of pride in its heritage’
The Prime Minister said that today the country is filled with a sense of pride in its heritage leaving the mindset of slavery. The PM said that India is not only celebrating its cultural diversity but also proudly remembering the historical heroes and heroines of its culture. Modi said that Bodafkoon was such a brave warrior who showed that every terrorist comes to an end but India’s immortal flame remains immortal.
This is why Lachit Day is celebrated in Assam on 24 November
It may be known that the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Lachit Borphukan was inaugurated by former President Ramnath Kovind in Jorhat, Assam in February this year. Lachit Borphukan was a general in the erstwhile Ahom kingdom of Assam. He is best known for his leadership in the 1671 Battle of Saraighat. In this battle, the attempt of the Mughal army led by Aurangzeb to capture Assam was thwarted. In memory of this victory, Lachit Diwas is celebrated in Assam on 24 November.
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