Guwahati: World’s tallest statue of Bir Lachit Barphukan is likely to be ready by January 2024 at a cost of Rs 120 crore, claimed Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The statue of Bir Lachit Barphukan is being built at Hollongapar in Jorhat district and will also have a museum on Ahom
Fifty bigha land has been allotted for the construction of the iconic project and so far 12 per cent work of the project has been completed.
On the occasion of the 400th birth anniversary of Lachit Barphukan, the Assam government decided to build a 125-foot bronze statue of Lachit Barphukan at his memorial in Hollongapar, Jorhat.
The statue which is said to be Assam’s glorious tribute to the legendary General who defeated Mughals and saved the state from falling into Mughal hands.
The Assam government has also released a documentary on the great warrior.
Chief Minister Sarma urged the people of the state to light earthen lamps in their homes coinciding with the 400 birth anniversary of the great warrior on Lachit Diwas on November 24.