Lachit Borphukan, Kamakhya Temple To Feature In Assam's R-Day Tableau

Moreover, a group of Bihu dancers will be performing the heritage dance of Assam at this year’s Republic Day parade.
The Assam tableau for Republic Day this year will include Lachit Borphukan
The Assam tableau for Republic Day this year will include Lachit BorphukanREPRESENTATIVE

Ahead of the upcoming Republic Day celebrations, preparations are underway to take out Assam’s tableau at the parade to be held in the national capital.

According to reports, the Assam tableau this year will feature the revered Kamakhya temple in Guwahati along with legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan.

Moreover, a group of Bihu dancers will be performing the heritage dance of Assam at this year’s Republic Day parade. The group of dancers is being led by Ranjit Gogoi.

It may be noted that Assam celebrated the 400th birth anniversary of the legendary Ahom general Lachit Borphukan. The state government made efforts to make the story of Lachit Borphukan known to every youth in the state as well as across India.

PM Modi had tweeted on the occasion, “Greetings on Lachit Diwas. This Lachit Diwas is special because we mark the 400th birth anniversary of the great Lachit Borphukan. He epitomised unparalleled courage. He placed the well-being of people above everything else and was a just as well as visionary leader.”

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Earlier in 2020, the tableau from Assam which showcased the rich weaving and handicrafts industry along with dance, music, life and the people of the state, had won the prize for the best tableau at the Republic Day parade.

The tableau was expertly crafted and showcased the culture, traditions and heritage of Assam beautifully on the national stage.

Taking to Twitter, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had expressed his pride and joy at the moment.

He had written, “A moment of pride. On a day we signed the historic #Bodo Peace Accord, an icing on the cake came in form of news of Assam's tableau at #RepublicDay parade showcasing Bhortal Nritya, a Sattriya art form, and Cane & Bamboo handicraft, bagging first prize (sic).”

Moreover, it had also come on a day when the All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and all factions of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) signed the Bodo Peace Accord with the Centre.

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