Guwahati, Oct 28: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on October 28 that soil collected from more than 26,000 villages and towns across Assam has begun its journey to Delhi.
In a post on X, CM Sarma stated, “Soil collected from 26,098 villages and towns in Assam over the last 5 weeks today left for New Delhi. Mati from across Bharat will soon converge at Amrit Vatika for a grand tribute to our martyrs.”
Soil collected from 26,098 villages and towns in Assam over the last 5 weeks yesterday left for New Delhi.
Mati from across Bharat will soon converge at Amrit Vatika for a grand tribute to our martyrs 🙏 pic.twitter.com/hlB9gyQpjJ
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) October 28, 2023
Scheduled to arrive in New Delhi on Saturday, several urns, accompanied by a group of young people, will be securely placed within Assam House. Chief Minister Sarma revealed in a media briefing that on October 31, the soil from these urns from Assam will be mixed with soil from various parts of the country.
This ceremony will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and will be used in the construction of the Amrit Vatika in the national capital.
Furthermore, he mentioned that soil from an additional 270 urns currently stored in the state will be utilized in the construction of the proposed university in Gohpur, named in honor of the martyred freedom fighter, Kanaklata Barua.