From a Correspondent
Batadrava, Feb 27: “Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev was a man of modernist conception and his creations (art and culture) and illustrations on humanism more than 550 years ago spoke about his modernist course of thought.” This was said by American tourists John C Harviz, Stephen Harviz and Hither Harviz after arriving at Batadrava Than, the birthplace of Srimanta Sankardev on Sunday. The trio on Sunday visited Akashiganga, footprints of Sankardev, Kirtanghar, the 600-year old Xilikha tree (termilia chitri), Shanchi tree and Tembuani Creek of Batadrava and was captivated. They recalled that Dr. Miles Bronson had visited the Batadrava Than way back on February 6, 1845. They also took away some dry xilikhas (termilia chebula) with them to remember the trip forever. Earlier, the tourists were welcomed by the Batadrava Than reception committee with religious costume and a book about Xatras. During the visit, the trio was accompanied by Brajen Kakoti, secretary of Batadrava Than reception commitee, Indramohan Baruah and many others.