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Assam Government Proposes to Set Up Museum on Vaishnavite Saint Sankardev’s Contribution


Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, July 31: The Assam State Government has proposed to set up a museum in the name of the great Vaishnavite saint at Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra in Guwahati in a short time.

The Assam Government has mooted such a proposal to project the multifaceted personality of Srimanta Sankardev and his contributions to the Assamese society in a more structured manner among the new generation as well as domestic and foreign visitors.

Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the progress of the project at a meeting which was held at the conference room of his office at Janata Bhawan on Tuesday. Sonowal, while going through the proposed structure and other features of the museum, laid stress on effectively reflecting the universal personality of Srimanta Sankardev at different stages of his life.

“Srimanta Sankardev is a versatile personality who embodies the true spirit of a world human being. He is not simply a cultural connoisseur and religious guru of Assam. He is an unparallel personality who shaped and impelled the Assamese society,” Sonowal said, adding that the proposed institution should, therefore, be a glorification of his towering individuality.

CM Sonowal said the museum should be able to stir up inquisitiveness among the youth and visitors about Sankardev. He also advised the officials of the Cultural Affairs Department to undertake adequate research on his personality and contributions, and accordingly prepare the structural design and internal manifestations of the museum.

Minister of State (Independent charge) for Cultural Affairs Naba Kumar Doley, Additional Chief Secretary VB Pyarelal and others were present at the meeting.