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Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma honored the memory of the state’s freedom fighters who laid down their lives during the Quit India Movement on September 20, 1942.
In his message, the chief minister stated, “On this day, numerous courageous Assamese freedom fighters, including Kanaklata Barua, Mukunda Kakati, Tileshwari Baruah, Bhogeswari Phukanani, and Manbar Nath, made the ultimate sacrifice in the 1942 Quit India Movement. I extend my heartfelt tribute to these revered heroes who displayed immense sacrifice and patriotism in the struggle for freedom on this sacred day.”
Assam’s Education Minister, Ranoj Pegu, also paid homage to these freedom fighters, stating, “Tributes to the young martyrs of Assam – Kanaklata Baruah, Mukunda Kakati, Tileswari Barua, and many others who made the ultimate sacrifice on September 20 during the Quit India Movement in 1942. A historic day in India’s freedom movement, their valor continues to inspire us all.”