Day of Remembrance for Partition Horrors observed in Lakhimpur
LAKHIMPUR: Sunday night was Partition Horrors Remembrance Day in Lakhimpur (Vibhishika Smriti Divas). Lakhimpur District Administration organized an event in its auditorium at Lakhimpur District Library to commemorate this occasion. Sumit Sattawan (Deputy Commissioner) explained the purpose of the event. The programme was then followed by an all religion prayer program, with participation from Hindu, Islam and Jain devotees. These participants prayed for the eternal peace that would be granted to millions of people who died during the brutal carnage.
Jogen Mohan, Hills Area Development Minister Jogen Mohan and Revenue and Disaster Management ministers attended as the chief guests. He stated that the Union Government has decided to make August 14 Vibhishika Smriti Day (Partition Horrors Remembrance Day), every year in commemoration of the victims. The President hoped such a situation would not happen in the country in the future and appealed that all citizens live peacefully, harmoniously and integrate. As appointed speakers, Dr. Chandra Manse (Professor of North Lakhimpur College) and Professors of Lakhimpur Girls College Nipan Panging, Durlabh Taid, and Professor of LTK College Dibyajyoti Cheriya were present at the program. The programme was attended by Manab Deka Lakhimpur, a prominent citizen of the district. A candle march took place from the District Library premises towards Gandhi Maidan North Lakhimpur to mark the occasion.
Prime Minister Modi declares August 14 as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Days”.