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Prime Minister pays tribute to martyrs of Assam motion



Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid his tributes to the individuals who sacrificed their lives within the Assam motion (1979-85) and mentioned their ardour in the direction of the progress of the state and empowerment of its residents proceed to encourage us all.

“On Swahid Diwas, we pay homage to the nice martyrs of the Assam Motion,” Modi mentioned in a tweet.

Demanding detection and deportation of unlawful immigrants from the northeastern state, no less than 855 individuals gave up their lives within the historic six-year-long Assam agitation starting from 1979.

The agitation culminated with the signing of the bi-partite Assam Accord on August 15, 1985 within the presence of the then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.

In response to Modi’s tweet, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal mentioned in a tweet: “PM Narendra Modiji, your homage will encourage the nation to fulfil the beliefs of the nice martyrs of the historic Assam Motion, who laid down their lives for a secured Assam and a secured India, and for the safety of its individuals.”

Attending the ‘bhumi pujan’ in Tezpur to mark the start of the development work of ‘Swahid Smarak’ (martyrs’ memorial) and ‘Swahid Udyan’ (martyrs’ park) in remembrance of those that sacrificed their lives through the agitation, Sonowal additionally appealed the youth to imbibe the beliefs of the martyrs and dedicate themselves for the prosperity and progress of Assam by acquiring data and ability by way of schooling.

The Chief Minister additionally launched the primary quantity of a four-part ‘Tathyakosh’ (information e-book).

He mentioned that the morales of the martyrs have to be taken as guiding ideas for making a perfect future society in order that the identification of the Assamese race by no means dies out.

Sonowal mentioned because the BJP assumed energy in 2016, fixed efforts have been made to protect the legacy of the martyrs of the Assam agitation in all earnestness.

“No matter the individuals belonging to completely different religions, caste, creed and language, they’re now secure and secured in Assam. We’ve got to work exhausting with all sincerity and devotion to make an ‘Aatmanirbhar’ (self-reliant) Assam,” the Chief Minister mentioned.

Assam’s Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Industries Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Chief Minister’s media advisor Hrishikesh Goswami and Assam BJP chief Ranjit Kumar Das, amongst others, have been current within the operate.

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