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Will say hats off to maestro, Ahom hero by opening samadhis: Bismita

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Oct 2015 12:00 AM GMT

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Oct 28: Putting all speculations to rest, Dispur is going to iugurate the Samadhi Kshetra of Asom Rat Bhupen Hazarika at Jalukbari in the city on November 5, 2015, the death anniversary of the maestro. And the next in the line-up is the Swargodeo Chaulang Siu Ka Pha Samany Kshetra at Mohbonda in Dergaon. Dispur is going to iugurate it on December 2 this year.

There has been diverse speculations on the State Government meeting the deadline for the iuguration of the Samadhi Kshetra. Dispur had to face criticism from various circles regarding the delay of the project. However, at long last, the State PWD (Building) division has been able to complete all the major works of the Samadhi Kshetra, barring a few frills like beautification works, a park and its carpeting with grass, lightening and the like.

Talking to The Sentinel, State Cultural Affairs Minister Bismita Gogoi said: "We're going to open the Samadhi Kshetra of Dr. Hazarika for public on November 5, 2015. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi is going to open it on that day. The Kshetra will have a life-size statue of the maestro and a museum, besides a park. Issues like who will run the Kshetra are still to be decided. The estimated cost of the project was Rs 13.95 crore. Amidst speculations in various circles if Dispur would be able to meet the deadline set by it, the State PWD (Building) division has been successful in completing the work on time. The plot of land was doted by Gauhati University."

On the Swargodeo Chaulang Siu Ka Pha Samany Kshetra project, the minister said: "Around 95 per cent work has already been over. It will be iugurated on December 2 this year, the remaining works will be completed later."

According to Bismita Gogoi, the Siu Ka Pha Kshetra has been a long-standing dream of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi. Besides a life-size statue of Siu Ka Pha, the Kshetra will have two auditoria and a museum each for each of the tribes in the state containing antique, books etc. "With the iuguration of these two Kshetras, Dispur, on behalf of the people of Assam, will hats off to the legendary singer and the Ahom hero," she said.

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