The Chief Minister paid floral tributes at the statue of the freedom fighter from Assam who had laid down his life for the freedom of the country. Kushal Konwar was the only martyr in the country who was hanged during the Quit India Movement of 1942.
Gogoi also attended an all faith prayer meeting held on the occasion where freedom fighters and senior citizens were present.
According to history Konwar was implicated in an October 10, 1942 incident when a train carrying British soldiers derailed at Sarupathar railway station in Golaghat district of the state killing one thousand soldiers. The martyr, who was highly influenced by Mahatma Gandhi as a student, was hanged to death on the dawn of June 15, 1943 at 3.30 am at age 38.