GUWAHATI, Oct 2: Assam government is going to set up a museum in Guwahati showcasing the valour of Lachit Borphukan during the Battle of Saraighat to save Assam from the Mughals and the weapons used in those battles.
It would be aimed at introducing the young generation of the country as well as the foreign tourists with the significance of the Saraighat battle and immense valour and bravery showed by Lachit Borphukan. It was decided today at a meeting of Guwahati Development Department chaired by the chief minister at Janata Bhawan.
Suggesting that the museum should be named ‘War and Water’ so that Lachit Borphukan’s naval war strategies could be properly highlighted, Sonowal directed for taking steps to exhibit boats, war materials, cannons etc used in those wars in the museum.
Minister for Guwahati development department Siddhartha Bhattacharya, minister of state for cultural affairs Naba Kumar Doley were also present in the meeting.