Assam Governor Banwarilal Purohit today greeted the people of Assam on the eve of Asom Divas, an official release said. Asom Divas or Sukapha Divas is observed to commemorate the advent of the first king Chaolung Sukapha of the Ahom kingdom in Assam after his journey over the Patkai Hills. "Chaolung Sukapha was a great leader and a brave warrior under whose guidance a solid process of unification and assimilation of various ethnic groups in Assam was set in motion," Purohit said in his message today. The Governor hoped the young generation would uphold Sukapha's ideals to take the state along the path of progress and prosperity in the days ahead. He also urged upon the people of Assam to emulate the great hero and keep working for peace and progress of the state. Chaolung Sukapha, the founder of the Ahom kingdom reigned from 1228 to 1268 AD, had set up the 600-year-old Ahom kingdom in Upper Assam.
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