GUWAHATI, June 7: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that the proposed Dr Bhupen Hazarika Samannay Kshetra to be built at Zero Point at Saikhowa beside the Dhola-Sadiya bridge should showcase the harmonious co-existence of different communities along with their traditional and the cultural heritage for strengthening the rich cultural bond of the State, a Government communiqué stated.
Chairing a meeting to discuss on the modalities for the Samannay Kshetra as per the budgetary promise of the State government in Dispur today, Sonowal said that the proposed project would reflect the legendary singer’s senses of communal amity, universal brotherhood, humanity and universal justice. Efforts will also be taken to showcase the social harmony among different communities of Assam, Sonowal added.
Sonowal also advocated for making a dedicated managing society, incorporating representatives and experts from all the communities and ethnicities of Assam, so that the proposed project becomes a miniature Assam. The Samannay Kshetra that will be built on a sprawling area covering 400 bighas of land and will have a statue of Bhupen Hazarika at the main gate. A series of typical villages of different communities will also be created to give the visitors the taste of real Assam. Moreover, traditional homes of different communities will be constructed along with recreated streetscapes. Sonowal also advocated for open ground at the centre to organize social and cultural activities, the communiqué added.