Agartala, April 11: Tripura Deputy Chief Minister Jishnu Debbarma, who belongs to the Royal family of Tripura, said that Vaishva faith first came to the state during the period of Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikys Bahadur who ruled the state from 1862 to 1896. The successive Maharajas also were devout follower of the faith.
He was addressing after iugurating the annual function and prize giving ceremony of Sri Gauranga Vidyamandir run by Seva Ashram at Deb Charan Bairagi Para in Jampuijala. He said Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya embraced Vaishvism for peace and tranquility in the society and it played a big role.
Referring to the priests Maharaja has brought to preach Vaishavism, he said some of them are still residing in and around the Laxmi rayan Bari as a reminder to the history of this state.
Local MLA Birendra Kishor Debbarma, secretary of the Seva Ashram Sachin Koloi and president Barendra Debbarma also spoke on the occasion. The Deputy Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the peaceful atmosphere of the Seva Ashram and urged the people to percolate this spirit among all section of the people and it will ensure eace in the state.
He also attended Wangala festival, a traditiol festival of Garo community at tin Tilla under Matabari block in Udaipur and such festivals helps cultural exchanges between the people. He also felicitated President’s Medal winner teacher of Garo Community Tarun Kumar Marak. Though the Garo’s are mainly resident of Meghalaya, they have a good presence in Tripura since many centuries. Two senior leader of Garo Comminity of Meghalaya Salmia R Marak and Jerom Marak also attended the closing ceremony of the festival.