Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said that 1000 students from the state will be sent to Andaman and Nicobar Islands to study Cellular jail.
Many freedom fighters from Assam and other Northeast states were jailed at the Cellular jail in Andaman and Nicobar Islands during the British Raj.
“We will send 1000 youth to Cellular Jail this year on an educational tour to help them get inspired by the sacrifices of our freedom fighters,” Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said in the assembly.
“Cellular Jail in Andaman & Nicobar Islands holds a special place in India’s Independence Movement as scores of freedom fighters were jailed there for revolting against British Raj,” Sarma added.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma made this announcement while participating in the one-day special session of the state assembly to mark the Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The Assam CM further claimed that the “Har Ghar Tiranga campaign” was a success as it became a people’s movement.
He said: “We received unprecedented response across the state.”