N. F. Railway observed Lachit Divas
Maligaon, Nov 24, 2022 : To commemorate the 400 th birth anniversary of Commander-in-Chief of the Ahom Army, Bir Lachit
Barphukan, N.F. Railway observed Lachit Divas from 21 st to 24 th November, 2022 in N. F. Railway
Headquarters and all the divisions. Shri Anshul Gupta, General Manager of N. F. Railway and others officials
paid homage by lighting the lamp and offering floral tribute to the portrait of Bir Lachit Barphukan. The
officers, staffs of N. F. Railway Headquarters and representatives of various Associations and Unions were
also present. An exhibition on the life history and heroic deeds of Bir Lachit Barphukan was displayed at Dr.
Bhupen Hazarika Sabha Griha in N. F. Railway Headquarters complex.
All the divisions of N.F. Railway marked the occasion by lighting the lamp and offering floral tribute
to the portrait of Bir Lachit Barphukan. On the occasion, members of Bharat Scouts and Guides, N. F. Railway
performed skit by displaying the gallantry during the Battle of Saraighat of Bir Lachit Barphukan at N.F.
Railway Headquarters and all the divisions. A sand painting exhibition was also created by sand artist Shri
Robin Bar to portray the biography of Bir Lachit Barphukan. Prabhat pheri, essay, drawing and painting
competitions were held across Railway schools over N. F. Railway. A cultural programme was also held at
Rang Bhawan, Maligaon to mark the occasion.
Bir Lachit Barphukan was a great military leader and an exemplary figure of Assamese society. He is
best known for leading the Ahom kingdom’s forces to victory against the invading Mughals in the Battle of
Saraighat in 1671. He didn’t fight for religion or his own glory but he fought for his land, his own people and
that is what made him win the battle against the Mughals.
Speaking on this occasion, Shri Anshul Gupta, General Manager of N. F. Railway mentioned about
Commander-in-Chief of the Ahom Army, Bir Lachit Barphukan role in driving out the much larger and better-
equipped Mughal forces from Assam. Assam under Northeast India owes to the Bir Lachit Barphukan for
remaining free from Mughal subjugation, the General Manager added.
CPRO, NFR Sabyasachi De informed this in a press release issued today.