Lachit the Warrior comes alive in the cyber world

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Lachit the Warrior comes alive again - this time in the cyber world.

G Plus News | November 25, 2017 15:08 hrs

 

Lachit the Warrior is set to come alive again - this time in the cyber world.

As the state celebrated the 395th birth anniversary of Lachit Borphukan on Friday, the Ahom commander-in-chief known for his role in the Battle of Saraighat got a mobile game app of his own.

Jiten Das, traffic in-charge of Gorchuk Police Station, Guwahati, along with three of his friends developed a game named ‘Lachit – the Warrior’ that launched on the occasion of Lachit Divas observed in the state on November 24 every year.

"It is an app with a character named Lachit. Users can be part of the Saraighat battle between the Mughal and Lachit's armies. It's the first version of the app and we shall soon launch another one with other historical wars of the era," Jiten said.

The Battle of Saraighat was fought in 1671 between the Mughals and the Ahoms along the Brahmaputra here. The Ahom general defeated the invaders with his tactical skills.

Das said, "Three months ago, when I was posted at Panbazar police station, one evening I was at Machkhowa where the 35-foot statue of Lachit Borphukan is located. I noticed a small boy with his father, pointing towards the statue and asking its name. The idea of the app came to my mind. Our aim is to popularise Lachit Borphukan among the youth."

Jiten has done the animation for the app, the designing by Hirak Deka and Biki Das and programming and developing by Pankajanada Deka. The app was launched after the team worked on it for three months.

"The app is totally free and now available in Google play store," Deka informed. He further added that the second version of the game will soon be launched.

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File photo of Lachit Borphukan

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