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PM Modi unveils 125-foot statue of Lachit Borphukan in Assam’s Jorhat

PM Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled the 125-foot-high statue of Lachit Borphukan, and paid tributes to the famous general of the Royal Army of the Ahom Kingdom of Assam who defeated the Mughals.

Lachit Borphukan is remembered for his extraordinary victory against the Mughal army of Aurangzeb in the Battle of Saraighat. The Ahom general fought relentlessly to curb the expansion of the Mughal Empire in Assam.

PM Modi also inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple development projects worth more than Rs 17,500 crores in Assam.

In Jorhat, PM Modi also launched development works. Addressing the event, PM Modi said that the the double engine government is working at a great speed for the development of Assam. “Assam has shown unprecedented pace in the infrastructure, health, and energy sector,” he added.

He also added that the development of Northeast is necessary for fulfilling the resolution of ‘Viksit Bharat’.

The prime minister also highlighted that the government is trying to make the lives of the women in Assam easier and ensuring that economically their savings increase. “Yesterday, on the occasion of Women’s Day, our government made the decision to reduce the price of LPG cylinders by Rs 100,” he said.

Earlier in the day, PM Modi visited Assam’s Kaziranga National Park and interacted with Van Durga, the team of women forest guards at the Park.

(Inputs from ANI)

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