GUWAHATI: A British-era police station in Assam’s Dhekiajuli in Sonitpur district has been restored and rebuilt by Archeology Department by keeping its heritage value intact.
The department has spent an amount of Rs 1.50 crore for the restoration of Dhekiajuli, Sootea and Gohpur police stations, which bear memories of the independence movement.
Established in 1914, the historic building is a part of Assam’s heritage and a reminder of the sacrifice and valour of the martyrs.
On Friday, the state’s chief minister SarbanandaSonowal inaugurated the newly constructed and renovated building of the historic Dhekiajuli Police Station.
Sonowal said that martyrs of 1942’s Quit India Movement sacrificed their lives for the country’s independence and they showcased the indomitable spirit of patriotism and love for the motherland. The young generation must take inspiration from the examples of these great martyrs to commit Archeology Dept. Restored British-era Police Station in Assam to the cause of the society with zeal and fervor, he said.
Sonowal also informed that the state government has been working towards the goal of a smart police force through infrastructure development of police stations with schemes like MOITRI while facilitating the delivery of people-friendly services by the police.
He called on the police personnel to perform their duties with honesty and dedication to earn the respect of the public and he appreciated the Assam Police for its success in the fight against corruption.
Later, the Chief Minister also unveiled a statue of martyr Birsa Munda erected by the Cultural Affairs Department, Government of Assam at Dhekiajuli.