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Assam: CM Sarma Pays Tributes To Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi on 72nd Death Anniversary

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Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday paid rich tributes to freedom fighter and first Chief Minister of Assam, Bharat Ratna Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi on his 72nd death anniversary, at a programme organized at his ‘samadhisthal’ at Navagraha in Guwahati.

Taking to Twitter, CM Sarma wrote, “Paid rich tributes to the stalwart of freedom movement Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi on his 72nd death anniversary at his Samadhisthal in Navagraha. His key role in helping Assam remain a part of India by opposing the grouping policy will be forever cherished by the people.”

CM Sarma also paid tributes to the martyrs of the Alaboi battle where thousands of Ahom soldiers displayed their utmost valour before sacrificing their lives for their motherland.

Gopinath Bordoloi was a politician and Indian independence activist who served as the first Chief Minister of Assam. He was a follower of the Gandhian principle of non-violence as a political tool. Due to his unselfish dedication towards Assam and its people, the then Governor of Assam Jayram Das Doulatram conferred him with the title “Lokapriya” (loved by all).

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