This Day in History- Lachit Divas 2023: Assam Celebrates Lachit Divas on 24 November
This Day in History- Lachit Divas 2023: Assam Celebrates Lachit Divas on 24 November

Lachit Divas 2023; The vibrant state of Assam in India annually commemorates Lachit Divas, also known as Lachit Day, on November 24th to honor the birth anniversary of the esteemed Ahom army general, Lachit Borphukan. Born on November 24, 1622, in Charaideo, Lachit Borphukan is renowned for his remarkable military acumen, particularly in the pivotal Battle of Saraighat.

This day holds great significance as it pays homage to Lachit Borphukan's valor, strategic brilliance, and unwavering commitment to defending Assam against external threats. His leadership during the Battle of Saraighat, fought against the Mughals in 1671, stands as a testament to his exceptional military tactics and the indomitable spirit of the Assamese forces.

Since 1999, a prestigious honor, the 'Lachit Borphukan Gold Medal,' has been bestowed upon the finest cadet graduating from the National Defence Academy. This medal serves as a recognition of exceptional dedication, leadership qualities, and commitment to the defense of the nation, echoing the legacy and ethos upheld by Lachit Borphukan.

Additionally, the 'Mahabir Lachit Award' is conferred by the Tai Ahom Yuva Parishad in Assam, recognizing noteworthy individuals for their outstanding contributions. This award, accompanied by a cash prize of Rs 50,000 and a symbolic sword, serves as a tribute to individuals who have displayed exemplary traits akin to the valor and leadership exemplified by Lachit Borphukan.

The celebration of Lachit Divas symbolizes more than just a historical event; it represents a celebration of Assam's rich cultural heritage, its resilient spirit, and a reminder of the sacrifices made by valiant leaders like Lachit Borphukan in safeguarding the region's integrity and independence.

Throughout the state, various events, cultural programs, seminars, and discussions are organized on this day, aiming to inspire the younger generation with the legacy of Lachit Borphukan and instill a sense of pride and reverence for Assam's history and heritage.

As Assam reverberates with enthusiasm and reverence on Lachit Divas, it stands as a reminder of the remarkable legacy of Lachit Borphukan and the enduring spirit of valor and patriotism that continues to resonate within the hearts of the Assamese people.

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