Gandhibag Park, Silchar

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The Gandhibag Park, named after Mahatma Gandhi, is situated at the centre of Silchar. It is a beautiful, big park that is known for its vast greenery in the midst of a growing city. Exhibitions and fairs or melas are regularly held at the Gandhibag Park.

The most prominent and famous mela held at the Gandhibag Park is the annual Gandhi Mela that sees artisans displaying their handicrafts and handloom work in the same ground. The Gandi Mela is held during the month of January.

At one corner of the park stands the Martyr’s Tomb that was built in commemoration of the 11 martyrs who were gunned down by the police on the 21st February 1961. They were protesting against the state government’s directive to make Assamese compulsory in the state knowing fully well the Barak Valley is dominated by the Bengalis.

 

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