Popularly known as Deshbhakta, Tarun Ram Phukan was an Indian freedom fighter. Phukan was a prominent leader of Assam and played an important part in forming the Assam Branch of the Indian National Congress in 1921.
The Assam Cabinet on Wednesday took some major decisions in the interests of good governance and self-help groups, which include protocols on the playing of state and national anthems, serving traditional foods at government programmes and the institution of a best employee award, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.
Tarun Ram Phookan’s death anniversary on July 28 will be observed every year as Desh Bhakti Divas. Information and Public Relations Department will organised various activities in the districts and sub-divisions to mark the occasion.
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today paid humble tributes to freedom fighter and social reformer Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan on his death anniversary.
Sonowal took to Twitter and said, “Humble tributes to the Gandhian leader, freedom fighter, social reformer and author Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phukan on his death anniversary.”
“Deshbhakta Tarun Ram Phookan was one of the luminaries of Assam who played an immense role in shaping our State. To honour his contributions, we’ll observe his death anniversary as Deshbhakti Divas from this year. Paying homage to the great son-of-the-soil on his Punya tithi.” CM Himanta Tweeted.
“Remembering the great freedom fighter and Dexabhakta Tarun Ram Phukan on his death anniversary. A multifaceted personality and an epitome of greatness, Shri Phukan’s ideas will continue to inspire generations to come.” Assam Police tweeted.