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Goalpara district administration directed to preserve terracotta sculptures

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

From a Correspondent

Goalpara, March 23: The Directorate of Museums, Government of Assam, has directed the Goalpara district administration to temporarily preserve the terracotta sculptures that had been unearthed from the Rahmatpur hill under Balija revenue circle about three months ago. The unearthed sculptures were locally preserved by a conscious jourlist, Nitesh Ranjan Goswami. YS Wunglengton, Director of State Museums, in its letter vide DMA.558/2014/3, dated March 21, said that the recovered sculptures belonged to public property category and would be taken into custody permanently by the government and kept in the State Museum. Meanwhile, on Monday, Rabin Dev Choudhury from the tiol Museum, New Delhi, visited Goalpara and made an observation of the ancient relics. He also met Nitesh Ranjan Goswami and thanked him for the preservation. Rahmatpur village, near Karbola was given for settlement by the government to religious minority people way back in 1962. However, according to RD Choudhury, the terracotta sculptures discovered belonged to 10th century Hindu culture.

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