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“Lachit Borphukan was an Ahom hero, Assamese hero, Indian hero and a world hero,” said Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa SarmaHe added: “If he was a Hindu, then he would be a Hindu hero. If he was a Muslim, then he would be a Muslim hero. Historians will say that part. The Assam government is not celebrating his birth anniversary on that line”Moreover, he appealed to the people of Assam to light an earthen lamp on November 24, the birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom army general of the 17th century
While talking to the media, Sarma said that the Assam government will organise a series of events in the national capital from November 23 to 25. These events will be attended by dignitaries from all walks of life.
Lachit Barphukan is remembered as one of the greatest army commanders in the Ahom kingdom. Known for leading the Battle of Saraighat on the Brahmaputra in 1671, he foiled a drawn-out attempt by Mughal forces led by Raja Ramsingh-I to retake Assam.
To mark the 400th birth anniversary of the great Ahom army general, the Assam government launched a mobile app and a web portal last month.
The portal and mobile application were designed so that people from Assam and outside the state, including foreign countries, could show their gratitude for Lachit Barphukan in the form of write-ups and essays.
Lachit Barphukan essay upload
Writings can only be uploaded from a registered mobile phone. If the user wants to use the Web App or the Mobile App, he/she must register their mobile numbers to verify their authenticity.
Writing can be done in three different ways: Pre-formatted Booklet, Plain Paper, or Online
Collect the pre-formatted booklet from the district authority. You can also use plain paper for writing purposes, which can be uploaded using the mobile app or the web portal.
If you have registered yourself, you can upload the same. All your writings can only be uploaded and downloaded by signing in.
Following successful registration and uploading of writings, the system will generate a ‘collage’ that can be downloaded.