Silchar, May 4: Dimasa Historical Heritage Foundation (DHHF), Cachar, an integrated NGO for research, protection and preservation of historical heritage of the Dimasa people which was established in the year 2006, has recently submitted a memorandum to Prof Vinay Kumar Srivastav, director of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies (MAKAIAS), Kolkata regarding the development of the ancient capital Khaspur of Herambo Kingdom of Dimasa dynasty situated at Thaligram in Cachar. The director visited the ruins and relics of the Kingdom which is almost on the verge of getting destroyed.
It has been pointed out in the memorandum that declaring Khaspur a tourism spot is a must. It will attract tourists and put the palace on the tourism map of India. The need for a museum cum cultural centre is also essential. In this connection, DHHF submitted a project proposal against the total allocation of Rs.90 crore by the Tourism Ministry demanding an amount of Rs.6.72 crore to the Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Affairs, Government of India vide letter No DHHF4/SCM/05/343 dated Silchar, the 13th of July, 2007 and DHHF4/SCM/03/649 dated Silchar, the 8th of April, 2010. But till date, no fruitful action has been taken.
The capital complex especially the filled-up tanks needs to be excavated soon to reform and unearth the hidden materials and ruins. Renovation of monuments and rewriting of sign boards have also become urgent. A copy of the memorandum has been sent to Dr Sujit Ghosh, chairperson of MAKAIAS, who took keen interest in the matter and also visited the ruins of Khaspur Kingdom soon.