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ⓘ Sonitpur. The administration set up by the British continued even after Independence. Darrang district with head quarter at Tezpur continued as an important dis ..




Sonitpur
                                     

ⓘ Sonitpur

The administration set up by the British continued even after Independence. Darrang district with head quarter at Tezpur continued as an important district of Assam.

Towards 1961, Tezpur started to become a center of Trade and Commerce. A year later, in 1962, war broke out with China. The Chinese Army advanced up-to Sessa near Bhalukpung. People started fleeing from their homes. The war had left a bitter experience in the minds of the people of the district.

In 1983, Darrang district was bifurcated. Tezpur sadar sub-division was named as Sonitpur district with an outlying Sub-Division at Biswanath Chariali. Mangaldoi sub-division was named as Darrang district.

On 15th August, 2000, another Sub-Division namely Gohpur Sub-Division was carved out from the erstwhile Biswanath Sub-Division.

Two major events in the field of communication and education can be cited as landmarks in post-independence history of the district. The first one being the construction of Kalia Bhomora Bridge and its inauguration on 14th April,1987, by Rajiv Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India. The second one is the establishment of a Central University at Napaam named as Tezpur University.

In the cultural front one can very well name the trio of Assamese culture who were born in the district. The post independence era had seen their talents flourishing which had not only enriched the cultural horizon of the district but has also contributed to formation of a composite Assamese culture.

                                     
  • lower reaches. Bihali - A small river flows near the Bihali Township in sonitpur District Now Under Bishwanath District Boginadi - A north bank river
  • Haflong 213, 529 4, 888 38 SV Sivasagar Sivasagar 1, 150, 253 2, 668 395 ST Sonitpur Tezpur 1, 925, 975 5, 324 315 SM South Salmara - Mankachar Hatsingimari 555