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Assam Scripts History, Gets Into Guinness Book Of World Records With Essays On Bir Lachit Barphukan

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Assam: The Assam government officially entered the Guinness Book of World Records on Thursday with the largest online photo album of handwritten notes on Lachit Barphukan. The certificate was presented to Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma at Guwahati’s Janata Bhawan.

Officials have confirmed that Guinness World Records Limited representatives from the United Kingdom will present the Certificate of Record to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma today at 12 p.m.

In November 2022, Assam’s Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma urged people to light earthen lamps at home to commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of Bir Lachit Barphukan, a 17th-century war hero, on November 24.

Lachit Borphukan was an important player in the 1671 ‘Battle of Saraighat’ on the Brahmaputra, which prevented a long-term attempt by Mughal forces led by Raja Ramsingh-I to recapture Assam.

To commemorate the 400th birth anniversary of the great Ahom army general, the Assam government has also launched a mobile app and a web portal.

According to officials, the portal and mobile application were created so that people in Assam and beyond, including foreign countries, could express their gratitude to Lachit Barphukan through write-ups and essays.

Also Read: 400 Years of Lachit Borphukan: Important Things You Need To Know About Ahom Hero

On February 25, 2022, then-President Ramnath Kovind inaugurated the year-long 400th Birth Anniversary celebrations of Lachit Barphukan in Guwahati. Following that, in the month of October, the State government asked people from all walks of life to write essays in any language about Lachit Barphukan. The portal for the same was launched on October 26 and received over 50 lakh entries until November 26. Following the shortlisting, a total of 42,94,350 entries were permitted as official entries.

Lachit Borphukan, on the other hand, stands tall among Ahom’s leaders for having fought one of the most vital battles against an intruding Mughal army, depleting the enemy and decisively turning them back.

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