Guwahati: On the occasion of Swahid Diwas, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal is present West Boragaon to inaugurate the construction related work of Assam Movement martyr’s memorial ‘Swahid Smarak & Swahid Udyan.’
Sonowal also paid his tribute to the martyrs via Twitter. He wrote: “Solemn tributes to the martyrs of the historic Assam Movement. On this auspicious day, let us remember with pride the glorious legacy of the immortal souls who sacrificed their today to secure our future. #SwahidDiwas”
96 bighas, 1 katha, 13 lecha of land will be used for the Martyrs’ Memorial, which is under construction.
Swahid Diwas (Martyrs’ Day) is observed on December 10 as a tribute to the sacrifices of the 855 martyrs of the Assam Agitation coinciding with the death anniversary of its first martyr, Khargeswar Talukdar.