Located in Tinsukia district of Assam,

In the north-eastern part of India,

The town stands with pride

As it has the first refinery in Asia.


During the nineteenth century,

While a railway track was being laid,

Crude oil was accidently discovered

And the place got its name, it’s said.


“Dig boy dig” were the words,

When the first oil well was dug,

Digboi still remains unique

As it has the oldest producing Oil Park.


[Published in the souvenir ‘Yuletide Jamboree’ at Digboi Club Annual Meet held from 18 to 25 December 2011]


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