Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted people on the 400th birth anniversary of Ahom general Lachit Borphukan, and said he epitomised unparalleled courage.
Prime Minister Modi attended a function marking the 400th birth anniversary of Borphukan at Vigyan Bhawan in the national capital. on Friday.
Lachit Borphukan was a commander in the erstwhile Ahom kingdom and is known for his leadership in the 1671 battle of Saraighat that thwarted an attempt by Mughal forces to capture Assam.
Born on 24th November 1622 in Charaideo, Lachit Barphukan was known for his extraordinary military intelligence for defeating the Mughals, thereby halting the expanding ambitions of Aurangzeb in the Battle of Saraighat.
On November 24, each year, Lachit Diwas is celebrated state-wide in Assam to commemorate the heroism of Lachit Borphukan and the victory of the Assamese army at the Battle of Saraighat.
The Best Cadet Gold Medal is also given in the National Defence Academy (NDA) in the name of Lachit, which is called Lachit Medal.
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