Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has written a letter to Chief Ministers of all the other states, requesting them to include a chapter on Lachit Borphukon in the syllabus of the schools, and colleges. The letter is among the Government of Assam’s series of initiatives related to the year-long celebration of the 400th birth anniversary of the great Ahom General. The Chief Minister hoped that the saga of the valour of Lachit Borphukon should spread far and wide, instilling in every Indian a sense of pride over the exploits of Lachit Borphukon.
In the battle of Saraighat of 1671, Lachit Borphukon led his army from the front to a resounding victory, despite being terribly ill. The Chief Minister, in his letter, stated that despite being a shining example of patriotism and love for one’s motherland, Lachit Borphukon’s accomplishments remain comparatively unknown in many parts of the country.