War Memorial to Come up at Battle of Alaboi Site

Guwahati: A memorial will be constructed on the outskirts of Guwahati where the 17th century Battle of Alaboi was fought between the Ahom Army and Mughals. The Assam government has decided to build the war memorial to pay tribute to the sacrifices and valour of the Ahom army.

An estimated $150 billion will be spent on the war memorial’s construction. The memorial’s focal point, a Hengang (Ahom sword) measuring 100 feet tall which will be its main draw.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted a 3D model of the war memorial that was just issued by the state government on his social media accounts.

“‘Alaboi Ranakshetra’ being built at Alaboi, Kamrup at a cost of Rs150 cr over 75 bigha of land and to feature a 100-foot Hengdang will be Assam’s glorious tribute to the valour & supreme sacrifice of 10,000 Ahom soldiers martyred in the Battle of Alaboi,” Sarma tweeted attaching the 3D model of the to-be-built memorial.

The Ahoms lost up to 10,000 soldiers in the battle of Alaboi, which took place on August 5, 1669, and were routed by the Mughals.

The estimated cost of constructing another memorial in Jorhat for Ahom general Lachit Barphukan is Rs 120 crore.

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