Assam History: Timeline of Assam History

In simple words, history is the study of the past. It is a necessary subject for every individual to identify them from their ancestors. History is also an important subject for the students preparing for various exams nowadays. In this article, we are discussing the history of Assam. Assam history: Timeline of history of Assam.

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Assam History

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History of Assam

The word Assam has its origin in the Sanskrit word Asom meaning Unparalleled or Peerless. In the Mythological text, this land is described as Pragjyotishpura or the “City of eastern lights”, the site where Lord Brahma first created the stars. This land which the Ahom rulers described as “Nung Dun Chum Kham” or the “Country of Golden Gardens”, is endowed with natural boun rarely found elsewhere.

Its ancient history has been from literature and historical stories like Mahabharata and during the epic period of Indian History. Assam was named Pragjyotishpura meaning place of eastern astronomy. It was referred to as the Kamrupa Kingdom from the 4th – 12th century and its medieval history is dominated by the Ahoms Tai group that migrated from what is now Yunnan in China and ruled Assam for nearly 600 years (1228 – 1826).

The first ruler of Assam was Mahiranga Danaba of the Danaba dynasty, who was succeeded in turn, in the direct line by Hatakasur, Sambasur, and Ratnasur. After them, there was a chief named Ghatakasur, the ruler of the Kiratas. Narakasur is the hero of various stories told in Puranas and Tantras. He made Pragjyotishpura his capital and settled numerous Brahmans at Kamakhya. Narakasur was killed by Lora Krishna. The history of Assam can be divided into four eras.

Ancient Era: Assam History

The ancient era began in the 4th century with the mention of Kamrupa in Samudraguota’s Inscriptions on the Allahabad pillar and the establishment of the Kamrupa Kingdom.

Medieval Era: Assam History

The medieval era began with the attacks from the Bengal Sultanate, the first of which took place in 1206 by Bakhtiyar Khilji as mentioned in the Kanai-Borosiboa rock inscription, after the breakup of the ancient kingdom and the Sprouting of medieval kingdoms and chieftain-ships in its place.

Colonial Era: Assam History

The colonial-era began with the establishment of British control after the treaty of Yandaboo in 1826.

Post Colonial Era: Assam History

The post-colonial era began in 1947 after the independence of India.

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Timeline of the History of Assam


Ancient Assam (350-1206): Timeline of Assam History

350 Pushya Barman established the Varman dynasty in Kamrupa.
636 Xuan Zang visits the court of Bhaskar Varman in Kamrupa.
650 Bhaskar Varman dies. End of Varman Dynasty.
655 Salasthamba established the Mlechchha dynasty in Kamrupa.
900 Brahmapala established the Pala dynasty in Kamrupa.
1100 Jayapala, the last Pala king removed by Ramapala of Pala empire.
1185 Prithu established the Khen dynasty and the Kamata kingdom.
1187 Birpal established the Chutiya kingdom at Swarnagiri.
Assam History

Medieval Assam (1206-1826):

1206 The first Muslim invasion, Bakhtiar Khilji is thwarted and his army destroyed. Beginning of the medieval period in Assam.
1224 Ratnadhwajpal the second Chutiya king annexes the kingdoms of Bhadrasena and Nyayapal.
1228 Sukapha entered Assam. Chutiya kingdom expedition against Kamatapur.
1248 Ratnadhwajpal establishes his capital at Sadiya
1252 Sukaphaa establishes capital at Charaideo
1257 Sandhya, a ruler of Kamarupa, moves his capital west and thus established the Kamata kingdom.
1362 Sikandar Shah attacks Kamata kingdom and weakens the ruler Indranarayan
1392 Chutia king Satyanarayan’s first land grant record in Habung. This is the first recorded land grant given to Brahmins in Upper Assam found till date.
1449 Srimanta Sankardev is born
1490 First Ahom-Dimasa battle. Ahoms defeated under Konkhra and pursued for peace.
1498 Alauddin Hussain Shah of Gaur removes the last Khen ruler of Kamata kingdom
1515 Viswa Singha establishes Koch political power and Koch dynasty
1520 Ahoms defeated by Chutiya king Dharmadhwajpal
1524 Chutiya kingdom partially annexed to Ahom Kingdom under Suhungmung, and placed under the rule of Sadiyakhowa Gohain.
1527 Nusrat Shah’s invasion, the first Muslim invasion of the Ahom kingdom, ends in failure.
1532 Turbak attacks Ahom Kingdom, the first commander to enjoy some success.
1533 Turbak defeated and killed. Ahoms pursue Gaur army to Karatoya river.
1536 Ahoms destroy Dimapur, the capital of the Kachari kingdom
1540 Nara Narayan succeeds his father to the throne of Kamata kingdom
1563 Chilarai occupies Ahom capital Garhgaon, end with Treaty of Majuli.
1568 Srimanta Sankardev dies
1581 Nara Narayana divides Kamata kingdom into Koch Bihar and Koch Hajo (to be governed by Raghudev)
1587 Naranarayana of Koch dynasty dies.
1588 Raghudev, son of Chilarai and ruler of Koch Hajo declares independence
1609 Momai Tamuli Borbarua restructures Paik system in Ahom kingdom.
1609 Koch Bihar becomes a Mughal vassal
1613 Koch Hajo is annexed by the Mughal Empire
1615 Ahom-Mughal conflicts begin
1637 Bali Narayan dies of natural causes, and Koch rebellion again Mughals collapse
1639 Treaty of Asurar Ali signed between the Ahom kingdom and Mughal Empire
1659 Ahoms take possession of Koch Hajo (up to Sankosh river). Koch Hajo was occupied by rulers of Koch Bihar earlier, who drove out the Mughal faujdar from Guwahati
1662 Mir Jumla occupies Garhgaon, the Ahom capital
1663 After Treaty of Ghilajharighat Mir Jumla returns to Dhaka, dies on the way
1667 Ahoms wrest Guwahati and extend control up to Manas river; begins defence preparations
1668 Mughals under Ram Singh I advance up to Guwahati to retake it
1671 Ahoms win Battle of Saraighat and Ram Singh I retreats to Rangamati
1679 Laluksola Borphukan deserts Guwahati
1681 Gadadhar Singha becomes Ahom swargadeo
1682 Ahoms win Battle of Itakhuli. End of Ahom-Mughal conflicts with Ahom win
1714 Rudra Singha dies, and with him dies the Kachari, Tiwa, Jaintia etc. grand alliance to remove the Mughals from Bengal
1769 First phase of Moamoria rebellion, Ahom capital falls but recaptured in April, 1770
1783 Ahom capital Rangpur fell the second time to Moamoria rebellion. Rebel leaders strike coins in their names
1786 Third Moamoria rebellion.
1794 Captain Thomas Welsh restores Rangpur to Ahom king from Moamora rebels
1805 Ahoms come to terms with Sarbananda, the last Moamora rebel leader holding out in Bengmara (Tinsukia). Ahoms declare Sarbananda the Barsenapati of Matak Rajya
1815 The first Burmese invasion of Assam.
1819 Second Burmese Invasion.
1821 Third Burmese Invasion.
1823 Tea leaves discovered in Assam.
1825 Crude oil discovery in Assam.
Assam History

Colonial Assam (1826-1947):

1826 Treaty of Yandaboo signed between Honourable East India Company and King of Burma; end of Burmese and beginning of British occupation of Assam
1830 The first freedom fighter of Assam, Piyoli Phukan is hanged.
1837 Bangla is made the official language of Assam by British creating controversy.
1843 Sivasagar sees first High School of Assam
1846 First Assamese magazine Orunodoi published.
1853 A giant asteroid strikes the Brahmaputra River.
1858 Famous freedom fighter Maniram Dewan is hanged.
1861 Phulaguri Dhawa, the first peasant uprising against British rule was repressed.
1865 Assam gets Telegraph and telephone connections.
1873 Assamese becomes the official language again.
1874 Assam is separated from Bengal and becomes an independent state.
1889 First publication of Assamese magazine ‘Junaki’.
1894 Patharughat raijmel fired upon, villagers tortured and property confiscated.
1897 Assam witnesses a devasting earthquake killing thousands of people.
1900 The first and the biggest tea recherche centre of the world, the ‘Toklai Tea Research Centre’ was established at Toklai in Jorhat.
1901 Cotton College was established at Guwahati. Digboi oil refinery started functioning. R.G. Baruah and Binanda Chandra Baruah was born.
1902 The first engineering school was established at Silchar and Dibrugarh.
1903 The Assamese magazine ‘Bahi’ was published. ‘The Advocate of Assam’ newspaper was published.
1904 Gramophone recording of the first Assamese song “Batato Aaniye Tamolkhan Katiye”. The first Co Operative Committees of Assam ‘Shillong Co-Operative town Bank’ was established.
1905 Assamese magazine ‘Dipti’ was published by Christian Missionary. Assam Association was formed.
Kaziranga Proposed Reserve Forest was created on 57,273.6 acres (223 sq. km) of land, on 1 June 1905 by notification of the Chief Commissioner of the area.
1906 Bus Service was started between Guwahati and Shillong.
1907 Assamese Magazine ‘Usha’ was published from Tezpur.
1908 Satyanath Bora was published by the first book on literature ‘Sahitya Bichar’.
Kaziranga Formally became a Reserve Forest.
1909 A railway line was connected between Amingaon and Kolkata through Dhubri.
1910 Assamese magazine ‘Assam Bandhab’ was published from Dibrugarh edited by Taranath Chakraborty.
1912 ‘Kamrup Anusandhan Samiti’ was established. First Assamese history on literature ‘Asomiya Sahitya Buranji’ was published.
1915 The magazine of educational institute ‘Prabhat’ was published from Jorhat Normal School.
1916 Assam Chatra Sanmilani was formed.
1917 First Convention of Asom Sahitya Sabha was at Sibsagar. Padmanath Gohainbaruah becomes the first president.
1918 Asom Sahitya Sabha was held at Goalpara.
1920 The non-cooperation movement began in Assam. Assam Textile Institute was established at Guwahati.
1921 Mahatma Gandhi visited Assam.
1923 Child magazine ‘Pakhila’ was published.
1924 Asom Sahitya Sabha was held at Guwahati.
1925 The first match factory of Assam established at Dhubri.
1926 Girl’s high school was established at Panbazar, Guwahati. 41st Session of Congress was held at Pandu, Guwahati.
1927 First Assamese Woman magazine ‘Ghar Jeoti’ was published.
1928 Manas was a reserve forest and called Manas R.F. and North Kamrup R.F.
1929 Assamese magazine ‘Awahan’ was published.
1930 Jagannath Baruah College established at Jorhat.
1931 Lakhminath Bezbaruah honoured with the title ‘Rasaraj’.
1935 The first Assamese movie ‘Joymoti’ was released. Autonomous rule introduced.
1937 Ministry of Saadulla formed on 1st April.
Jawaharlal Nehru visited Assam.
First Assamese daily Newspaper ‘Batori’ was published.
1938 First Sanskrit College was established at Nalbari.
1939 The second Assamese Movie ‘Indramalati’ was released.
1940 Music School was established at Tezpur.
Assam State Museum was established on 21st April at Guwahati.
Bihu Festival was first celebrated at Latasil Field at Guwahati.
1942 Quit India Movement started.
Kanaklata Baruah attaine Martyrdom.
1943 Kushal Konwar hanged.
1945 Daily Assamese Newspaper ‘Dainik Asomiya’ was from Guwahati.
1946 Assam Chemical and Pharmaceutical Private ltd. was established.
First bi-monthly Assamese magazine ‘Jayanti’ was published.
Assam History

Post Colonial Assam (1947-Present):

1947 Assam got independence along with India.
Gopinath Bordoloi became the first Chief Minister and Sir Muhammad Saleh Akbar Hydari became the Governor of Independent Assam.
1948 Guwahati High Court was established.
The First University of Assam, the Gauhati University was established on 1st January.
Assam Veterinary was established.
All India Radio Centre was established at Guwahati on 1st July.
1949 BT course was introduced at Gauhati University.
1950 A devastating earthquake rocked Assam on 15th August.
Directorate of Veterinary Science was established under the Government of Assam at Chenikuthi, Guwahati.
1952 Crude oil was discovered at Naharkatiya.
General Election was held in Assam.
Bodo Sahitya Sabha was formed.
Bordoloi Trophy tournament was started at Guwahati.
1953 Sangeet Natak Academy formed in Assam.
1954 Literary organization ‘Sahitya Academy’ was formed.
The only Arabic College of Assam established at Rangia.
1955 Jatindranath Duarah became the first Assamese to be honoured with ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ for his work ‘Banaphool’. Assam Hockey Association was formed.
1956 Krishna Kanta Handique was awarded the Padmasri Award.
1957 Farm Research Centre established at Kahikuchi, Guwahati.
1958 Nalinibala Devi was awarded the Padmasri Award.
Asom Prakashan Parishad was formed.
The cane industry was established at Golaghat district.
1959 Regional Research Laboratory (RRL) was established at Guwahati on 18th March.
1960 Panchayat formed in Assam. Language revolution took place. ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Benudhar Sharma for his work ‘Congressor Kachiali Rodat’.
1961 Assamese gained recognition as the state language. ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Dr. Birendra Kumar Bhattacharya for his novel ‘Yaruingam’.
Assam Science society published the magazine ‘Bigyan Jeuti’.
1962 Chinese invasion. Guwahati refinery established at Noonmati in Guwahati.
‘Guwahati Nehru Stadium’ was open for all on 16th July.
1963 Assam State female education association was formed.
The first mobile theatre of Assam ‘Nataraj Theatre’ was started at Pathsala produced by Achyut Lahkar.
1964 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Dr. Birinchi Kumar Baruah for his creation ‘Asomor Lok Sanskriti’.
Assam Conductors and Tubes Ltd. was established at Bamunimoidan.
1965 Dibrugarh University was established.
Assam Tribune Group published the daily newspaper ‘Dainik Assam’ by the direction of Radhagobinda Baruah.
1966 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Ambikagiri Rai Choudhury for his creation ‘Bedonar Ulka’.
First Assamese player Bhogeswar Baruah won the gold medal in the Asian games.
1967 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Troilokya Nath Goswami for his book ‘Adhunik Golpo Sahitya’.
‘Padma Bhusan Award’ – Krishnakanta Handique.
1968 Jyoti Chitrabon was established at Guwahati.
‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Nalini Bala Devi for her book ‘Alkananda’.
1969 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Atul Chandra Hazarika for his ‘Manchalekha’.
Kalaguru Bishnuprasad Rabha was Died.
Assam Agriculture University was established at Jorhat.
1970 Guwahati Tea Auction centre was established at Guwahati on 25th September.
‘Sahitya Academy Award’– Lakhminath Phukan for his work ‘Mahatmar pora Rupkonwaraloi’.
1971 ‘Padmasrl Award’ – Atul Chandra Hazarika. Assam
Charukala Parisad was formed.
The foundation of Ashok Papermill was started at Jogighopa.
Central State Farm was established at Kakilabari, Barpeta.
1972 Wildlife Protection Act accepted by Assam.
‘Sahiyta Academy Award’ – Saiyed Abdul Malik for
his book ‘Aghari Atmar Kahini’.
1973 ‘Sahitya Academy Award‘ – Saurav Kumar Chaliha
for his storybook ‘Golam’.
‘Padmasri Award’ – Ananda Chandra Baruah.
Manas National Park declared as a Tiger project.
1974 The capital of Assam shifted from Shillong to Dispur.
Cow-reproduction Farm was established near Barpeta road in the Co-operation of India-Australia Govt. Fakaruddin Ali Ahmed was the first Assamese selected as 5th president of India.
Kaziranga National Park was declared as World
Heritage site by UNESCO.
1975 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Nabakanla Baruah for his novel ‘kokadeutar har’.
Dr. Bhupen Hazarika received the best music director’s award for Abdul Mazid’s directed film ‘Chameli Memsahab’.
Guwahati homeopathic College was started as regular college.
1976 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Dr. Bhabendranath Saikia for his book ‘Srinkhal’.
Cement factory was established at Bokajan.
Kohinoor Theatre was first introduced by Ratan Lahkar and Krishna Roy.
1977 Singer Jayanta Hazarika died on 15th October.
1978 Janata Dal ministry formed in Assam on 12th March. ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Homen Borgohain for his novel ‘Pita Putra’. First book fair held at Nagaon.
1979 Assam agitation began on 8th June.
“Gyanpith Award” – Birendra Kumar Bhattacharjya, novel – ‘Mrityunjoy’.
United Liberation Front of Assam(ULFA) formed at bakari of Ranghar, Sivasagar.
President’s rule imposed in Assam for the first time on 12th December.
1980 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Jogesh Das for his book ‘Prithibir Asuk’.
First Forest Guard School was established at Makum. First Konwar of Assam Bishnuram Medhi died on 23rd April.
The first lady Chief Minister of Assam Anwara Taimur formed Ministry on 12th December for 7 months only.
1981 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Nilamoni Phukan for his book ‘Kobita’.
Air service started between Guwahati.
1982 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Mamoni Raisom Goswami for her book “Mamore Dhora Tarowal”
1983 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Dr. Nirmalprabha Bordoloi for her poetry collection “Sudirgha Din Aru Rati”.
Illegal migrants Act, 1983 was enacted.
1984 ‘Asom Prakashan Parishad Award’ – Munim Borkotoky for his book ‘Bismrit Byatikram’.
Secondary Board of Education Assam was formed.
1985 Assam Accord signed.
End of Assam agitation.
A regional party from Assam, AGP (Asom Gana Parishad) took over the charge of governance for the first time on 24th December.
The Broad Gauge railway line was expanded from Bongaigaon to Guwahati.
Guwahati TV centre was established.
1986 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Tirthanath Sarma for his creation “Benudhar Sarma”.
Regional Cofee Research Centre was established at Diphu.
1987 Kalia Bhomora Bridge, the second bridge over the mighty Brahmaputra River, inaugurated at Tezpur on 14th April.
First Lok Adalat opened at Hajo.
1988 Agricultural College was established at Biswanath Chariali.
1989 Two central universities were established at Tezpur and Silchar.
The first corporate hospital ‘Down Town’ was established at Guwahati.
1990 President rule imposed in Assam.
1991 Congress ministry formed under the leadership of Hiteshwar Saikia.
1992 Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Became the first Assamese to be awarded with the ‘Dada Saheb Phalke Award’.
1993 Renowned litterateur, Nabakant Barua honored with ‘Assam Valley Literary Award’.
1994 The first Planetarium in the North East, the Guwahati Planetarium, established at Guwahati on 17th August.
1995 ‘Sahitya Academy award’ – Chandra Prasad Saikia for his work “Maharathi”.
1997 Foundation stone laid for the fourth bridge over the mighty river Brahmaputra at Bogibeel near Dibrugarh.
‘Assam Valley Literary Award’ – Nilamani Phukan.
1998 “Adajya” was an Assamese movie, grabbed the special Juri Award in the Asian Film Directors category at the ‘International Film Festival’.
Srimanta Sankardeva Award’ – Bhabendra Nath Saikia.
‘Padmasri Award’ – Singer Dipali Borthakur.
Naranarayana Setu inaugurated on 15th April at Jogighopa in Goalpara District.
Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra inaugurated at
Panjabari in Guwahati on 9th November.
Chandrapasad Saikia elected as the President of
Asom Sahitya Sabha for a term of two years on
28th November.
‘Sahitya Academy award’ conferred on Arun Sarma
for his work-“Ashirwador Rang”. Director of
Assam State Museum Rabin Dev Choudhury
assumed the office of the Director of National
Museum at Delhi on 21st December.
1999 Mahim Bora awarded with the ‘Assam Valley
Literary award’
. Lokapriyo Gopinath Bordoloi
awarded with ‘Bharat Ratna’ on 30th January.
Freedom fighter Pushpalata awarded withy the
‘Padma Bhusan’ on 29th March. Orang Sanctuary
declared as a National park on 13th April. Dulal
Roy, Pradip Chaliha, and Prabin sultana awarded
with the ‘Sangeet Natak Academy Award’. ‘Sahitya
academy Award’
conferred on Medini Choudhury
for his work ‘Bipanna Samay’ in December. Film
and Television Institute, ‘Jyoti Chitraban’ inaugurated
at Guwahati on 17th January. ‘Kamal Kumari
National award’
-Hiren Gohain.
‘Srimanta Sankardeva Award’– sayed Abdul Malik
and Bhabesh Sanyal. English introduced in
vernacular medium school from class three
Dibru-saikhowa forest declared as a National park
on 9th March. ‘Milenium National Award’
bestowed on the Kaziranga National Park in
November 2000. ‘Sahitya Academy Award’
Nirupama Phukan for his translation work. ‘Sahitya
Academy Award’
– Apurba Sharma for his creation
“Baghe Tapur Rati’. ‘Sangeet Natak Academy
– Seema Biswas. Sattriya dance got National recognition on 15th November. ‘Bharatiya Parishad Award’ – Nilamoni Phukan. Assamese actress Chetana Das awarded with ‘Ambedkar Award’ on 5th December. ‘Prakashan Parishad Award’ – Chandraprasad Saikia. Smt. Sushma Swaraj inaugurated a 24-hour channel for North-East on 27h December.
2001 Krishna Deka Raja and Bahniman Bora became the proud champions in the National Junior Badminton Championship on 16th December. Congress returned to power after the assembly election in Assam. Tarun Gogoi became the Chief Minister. Kalpana Chaudhury and Jennifer Daniel won gold medal for Assam at the 31st National Games held at Patiala. Panchayat election held in Assam after a gap of 9 years on 27th December.
2002 ‘Gyanpith Award’ – Mamoni Roisom Goswami. State govt gave permission to Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC). ‘Sahitya Academy Award’ – Nalinidhar Bhattacharya for his work “Mahat Oitijya”. Famous Rajbonshi (Goalporiya) singer of International fame Protima Boruah Panday was passed away on 27th December.
‘Assam Valley Literary Award’ – Chandraprasad Saikia. First Wild Animal Rescue centre of India was established at Kaziranga.
First international flight from Guwahati to Bangkok took off from the Lokapriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Borjhar, Guwahati.
‘Kamal Kumari Award’ – Dr Hiren Gohain and Ashok Sen. Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee inaugurated the construction works of the fourth bridge over the river Brahmaputra on 21st April. Central Minister Pramod Mahajan established a public information Centre at Guwahati on 17th August.
3003 Dalai Lama visited the Kamkhya Temple. ‘Sangeet
Natak Academy’
– Arun Sharma, Prabhat Sharma
and kushakanta Goswami.
Dilip Chandra, editor of Asom Bani was selected
for the prestigious ‘Haribans Rai Bachchan Award-
for Journalism on September.
A tripartite agreement was signed between the
centre, the Assam Govt and the Bodo Liberation
Tigers (BLT) at New Delhi for the creation of an
autonomous self-governing body, the Bodo
Territorial Council (BTC) on February,
The Assam Minister of State (Independent) for
forests, Pradyut Bordoloi announced in Guwahati
that the state now has four state Symbols.
State Animal One-horned Indian Rhino. State Bird
The white-winged wood Duck, State Flower The
Fox-Tail Orchid. State Tree The Hollong.
2004 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’– Bireswar Baruah for his
book ‘Anek Manuh Anek Thai Aru Nirjanata’.
Indo-Asian car Rally was started from Guwahati.
Kanak Sen Deka was elected as the President of
68th Sipajhar convention of Asom Sahitya Sabha.
Brindaban Goswami was elected as the President
of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP) on 30th January.
City bus service was introduced at Guwahati.
‘Assam Valley Literary Award’– Homen Borgohain.
Tarali Sharma won the Best National female
Playback Singer award for her performance in the
film ‘Aakashi Torar kathare’ and Jahnu Baruah
Won the Best Children Film award for his film Tora’
at National Film Award-2003.
2005 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’– Yeshe Dorje Thongsi
for his creation ‘Moun Oath Mukar Hridoy’.
One of the famous social worker and former Chief
Minister of Assam Sarat Chandra Singha died
on 25th December.
Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi formally inaugurated the Rupkonwar Jyoti Prasad Agarwal flyover at Athgaon, Guwahati on Ist January.
“Mahakash, Mahasagar Aru Bhupen Hazarika” – a book on critical analysis of music and lyrics of Bhupen Hazarika authored by hiranya Kumar Das was released on 5th February in New Delhi.
The North-East zonal advisory Rehabilitation Council of India was formed on 30th April.
The 11-member Executive Council of the Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) took oath of Office on 3rd June.
The 54th foundation day of Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) was celebrated on 22nd June.
The State Assembly passed the Assam Appropriation Bill, 2005 on 30th March.
Mrinal Talukdar’s short documentary- ‘In Serch of a Job’ was selected for South Asia Documentary Film Festival on Livelihood on 17th December.
The Union Govt Has decided to confer the ‘Kabir Puraskar’ for 2005 to Mohammad Aynal Hoque of
Bilasipara Town, Dhubri on 8th December.
2006 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’– Atulananda Goswami for his Work ‘Cheneh Jorir Ganth’.
Debajit Saha of Assam won the Prestigious Zee TV’s ‘Sa Re Ga Ma Pa’ contest held at Mumbai on 24th February. ‘Sri Madhabdev Award-2006′- Dr. Birendra Nath Dutta and Keshab Mahanta. Chandra Prashad Saikia died on 8th August. The Kaziranga National Park in Assam farmed added another feather to its cap when it was declared a tiger reserve under the Project Tiger Scheme in New Delhi on 9th August. Chief Minister Of Assam Tarun Gogoi was sworn in as the Chief of Assam for a second consecutive term on 14th May. On 27th February the name of the state of Assam was changed to ‘Asom’.
2007 Assam hosts the National Games for the first time.
The 33rd National Games 2007 came to an end on
18th February which started on 9th February
Assam occupied 3rd position in the medals tally
with 148 medals (38 gold, 53 Silver, and 57 bronze
The fifth Kaziranga Elephant Festival began at Mihimukh, Kohora in Golaghat district with the cooperation of the forest and Tourism Department,
Assam, ‘Assam Valley Literary Award’– Nalinidhar
Bhattacharjya. Dr. Mohan Mandal has been conferred
with the prestigious Young Scientist Award’ on 10th
February for his significant contributions in the field of
Animal Sciences. The 69th session of Asom Sahitya
Sabha began at Chapar, Dhubri under the presidentship of Kanak Sen Deka. Purabi Barmudoi a famous novelist of Assam has been awarded the ‘Chaganlal Jain Literary Award’ on 4th February.
The editor of the Newspaper Dainik Asom
Dhirendra Nath Chakrabarty was honored with the
‘Barkakati Award’ for Journalism-2006 on 25th
March. ‘Srimanta Sankardeva Award’– B.G.
Verghese and Keshabananda Dev Goswami.
2008 Assamese Scientist Dr.Jitendranath Goswami took
the responsibility as the Principal Scientist of the
Chandrayaan-1 Mission.
Don Bosco University, the first private University of Assam Was inaugurated by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Rangbong Terang was elected new President
of Asom Sahitya Sabha.
2009 Assamese Film “Basundhara’ was awarded as best regional film in the 57th National film Awards.
Dr.Bhupen Hazarika was honored with ‘Assam Ratna’ Award by Govt of Assam
2010 Rangbong Terang was reelected new President of Asom Sahitya Sabha. Union Minister for Forest, and Environment Jairam Ramesh declared Majuli as an ‘Eco-sensitive’ zone. Harishankar Brahma was
appointed as one of the three Election Commissioner. He is the first person from Assam to hold that Prestigious post.
The Assam Govt renamed North Cachar Hills as
Dima Hasao district.
2011 Congress Party led by Tarun Gogoi retained power
in the state.
Death of two legendary Assamese singer or composer and writer Dr.Bhupen Hazarika and Mamoni Raisom Goswami.
2012 ‘Sahitya Academy Award’- Chandana Goswami for his historical novel ‘Patkair Epare Mor Desh’. ‘Assam Valley Literary Award’– Sameer Tanti.
Hiren Bhattacahrjya was passed away on 4th July.
Imran Shah was elected as the new President of Asom Sahitya Sabha.
Sarbananda Sonowal was appointed as the President of BJP.
2013 Assam became the first state in the country to Produce over 500 million kg tea for 2 years in a row in 2012-2013.
The Central Govt has accepted an Assam Govt
Proposal for a Metro Rail project in Guwahati.
Prafulla Chandra Baruah and Sher Choudhury Passed away.
2014 Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi unveiled Angles Found to help first-generation entrepreneur Youth. The first Mamoni Raisom Goswami National Literature Award-2014 was presented to famous Bengali Writer Mahasweta Devi which was instituted by the Apex literary body of the State, Asom Sahitya Sabha, with the support of the Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. The Gauhati High Court asked the Central Govt and Assam Govt to clear their stand granting ST status to the Koch Rajbonshi Community.
2015 Bus Service had started between Guwahati and Dhaka. First Assamese dictionary for Science and
Technology terms was released by Dr.Alok Kumar
Burgohain, Vice-Chancellor Of Dibrugarh University.
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has decided to prepare a Tea Atlas in India’s North-Eastern state of Assam. Assam was awarded as the Best e-panchayat state on 25th April, on the occasion of National Panchayat Raj Diwas. The 19th National Youth Festival was celebrated in Guwahati. This festival coincides with the 152nd birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. India’s first exclusive hospital for elephants has been established in the Kaziranga National Park in Assam. First goods train from Lumding to Silchar in the North-Eastern state of Assam was flagged off.
2016 The Assam Govt has granted district status to Majuli a 400 sq. km Island in the Brahmaputra River with
this it becomes India’s first Island district.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies parties won an absolute majority in 2016 Assam state Assembly election by winning 87 seats in the 126 Member House. Assam Assembly passed ‘Assam Ease of Doing Business Bill-2016, to facilitate ease of doing business in the state. Assam Govt launches ‘Maitree Ek Gyan Yatra’ to link primary schools to high school to colleges. Assam Assembly passed the ‘Assam Amusements and Betting Tax (Amendment) Bill-2016. Super Computer Param Ishan was inaugurated at IIT Guwahati.
The 12th edition of South Asian Games (SAG) held in Guwahati, Assam in February.
A Team of Scientists from Guwahati (Assam) based Institute of Advance study in Science and Technology for Water softening and water purification applications..
2017 ‘Mukhaymantri Samagra Gramya Unnayan Yojana’
was launched to bring about paradigm shift towards
holistic development of villages in the state.
The first Namami Barak Festival held at Silchar in
Assam. The 6th International Tourism Mart (ITM) 2017 was held in Guwahati, Assam.
Prime Minister Inaugurated India’s longest river bridge the Dhola-Sadia Bridge in Assam. It was renamed as Bhupen Hazarika Bridge.
Foundation stone was laid by Prime Minister for the Indian Agricultural Research Institute at Gogamukh in Assam.
2018 Assam publishes the first draft of NRC with 1.9 crore names. Assam State Government has published a draft of the Supreme Court-monitored National Register of Citizens (NRC). (a). As per the Supreme Court directive, draft NRC for Assam was to be published on or before December 31, 2017. (b) Registrar General of India, Sailesh has stated that the first draft of NRC contains names of 1.9 crores applicants. Names of these applicants have been Verified out of the 3.29 crore population. 9th high Powered Review Board Meeting of Brahmaputra Board Held at Kaziranga in Assam on December 30, 2017.
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  1. utpala konwar

    It’s a very inspiring narration,the vast history lying beautifully inside the vibrancy of words like”ভুৰুকাত হাতীভৰোৱা)

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