Updated, Jan. 20, 2024. 8.15 PM.
Almost all disputes and conflicts ended in Assam with the signing of several accords and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government is working for a vibrant Northeast, said, Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Minister Amit Shah while launching the book ‘”Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan” written by Arup Kumar Dutta at the Srimanta Sankardeva International Auditorium in Guwahati in presence of Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Addressing at the book launch programme on Saturday, the Union Minister said that the Prime Minister believes in inclusiveness and is working for the welfare of all communities in the northeastern states. He said that multilingualism is a strength for our country rather than weakness.
Mr. Shah said that Lachit Barphukan is not just an icon for Assam alone, he is a national hero and all Indians must know his greatness and valour. We must give him due respect and there should be books on him in all the libraries of our country.
The Minister lauded the effort of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma for the effort to promote and give proper due to Lachit Barphukan.
The book “Assam’s Braveheart Lachit Barphukan” has been published by the State government in English language and translated in 24 Scheduled Indian languages.
Earlier today, Mr Shah attended the 60th Raising Day of the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) at Salonibari in Sonitpur district and the passing out parade of 2551 Assam police commandos at Sarusajai Stadium at Guwahati. Later in the day, Mr. Shah will inaugurate the completed part of the Brahmaputra Riverfront in the city before departing for New Delhi.