Guwahati: Assam Governor Gulab Chand Kataria, State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, State ministers and senior officials visited three key national monuments in New Delhi on Sunday and paid homage to the brave hearts who laid down their lives defending the unity and territorial integrity of India.
Visiting National War Memorial, Governor Kataria and CM Sarma laid floral wreaths at the war column – Amar Jawan. They went round the sprawling complex where the martyr’s names are inscribed in the wall of valour and paid tributes to them. Sarma said the war memorial would continue to inspire and motivate the young generation to make sacrifices for the sake of the motherland.
Later, the Assam delegates visited National Police Memorial and paid tributes to the police personnel for their supreme sacrifice for safeguarding territorial integrity of the nation. Besides Governor Kataria and CM Sarma, State chief secretary Paban Kumar Borthakur and special State police chief Harmeet Singh also laid floral wreaths at the memorial column. Later the team visited National Police Museum.
They also visited Pradhanmantri Sangrahalaya and went round the rare exhibits of all Prime Ministers on display. Mentionable is that the decision to visit the iconic landmarks in the national capital was taken at a State cabinet meeting held on 23 January last. Months back, Assam government celebrated the 400th birth anniversary of legendary Ahom warrior Lachit Barphukan in New Delhi.