On Wednesday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman opened the 3-day celebrations of the 400th anniversary of the birth of 17th-century Ahom army general Lachit Borphukan at Vigyan Bhawan in Delhi.
Speaking at the event, Sitharaman congratulated the Assam government for making a comprehensive attempt for the first time to make the rest of the country aware of such a prominent personality as Lachit Borphukan.
“It is important that all Indians know about their indomitable display of valour and courage, along with strategy, on the battlefield,” she added.
The Union Finance Minister called on the Assam government to organize similar events highlighting the Ahom era in various parts of the country.
Sitharaman said: “I would ask the Union Ministry of Culture to cooperate with the state government in this regard.”
The Finance Minister also cut the ribbon to mark the opening of an exhibition displaying artefacts from the reigns of Kumar Bhaskar Varman.
Appreciating the tradition of writing chronicles, called ‘buranjis’, and the architectural uniqueness found in the Charaideo ‘moidams’, he requested the Assam government to take all necessary measures for the preservation and protection of this cultural heritage.