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ARS against christening of Assam House as Sankardev Bhavan

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Feb 2016 12:00 AM GMT

From our Staff Correspondent

Dibrugarh, February 10: The recent declaration by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, of christening of Assam House, that are situated in Delhi and other States of the country, as Sankardev Bhavans while attending a meeting of Sankardev Sangha at Sivasagar recently has been strongly protested by Ahom Royal Society (ARS).

ARS s stated that in no way this decision of the State Government would be accepted as changing the me of Assam House to Sankardev Bhavan would hurt religious sentiments and the declaration was nothing but a political agenda to plant seeds of discontent among the people. The organization feels that Assam House is the symbolic representation of all the people of the State, irrespective of their caste, language and religion.

In a press communiqué, the president of ARS Kamala Rajkonwar and secretary general Uttam Kumar Boruah , said that if the State Government, by giving respect to Assam’s Vaishvite society, could set up Sankardev Bhavans individually in other parts of the State, their organization would be contented. The probability of Tarun Gogoi catching into constitutiol accountability lies if he moves on with his assertion as without the approval of the cabinet, the Chief Minister in no way can change the me of Assam House, stated Rajkonwar.

The ARS has requested the Chief Minister against changing the historical heritages into religious institutions and has the government against playing divisive politics by margilizing the tradition and past identities of the indigenous people of the State.

The president and secretary general, of ARS, Rajkonwar and Borua respectively, have instead requested the Chief Minister to construct Smiti Bhavan, in memory of Swargadeo Chaolung Sukapha Bhavan, tiol Bir Lachit Borphukan Bhavan, Bir Chilarai Bhavan, Sarbanda Singha Bhavan, rarayan Bhavan, Madhavdev Bhavan, Aniruddha Bhavan, Ajanpir Bhavan, Satisadhoni Bhavan, Birango Kaklata Bhavan, Shaheed Kushal Konwar Bhavan, Bhimbor Deori Bhavan, Andaram Boruah Bhavan, Bishnuprasad Rabha Bhavan, Jyotiprasad Agarwala Bhavan , and Sangeet Suryjya Bhupen Hazarika Bhavan along with other notable scholars and litterateurs of the State, by effecting schemes in remembrance of their contribution and sacrifices to the Assamese society.

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