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Siukapha kshetra to boost Act East Policy: Gogoi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2015 12:00 AM GMT

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GUWAHATI, Dec 3: The State Government will turn the Siukapha Sammay Kshetra into a vibrant hub of cultural activity and a great research centre boosting India’s ‘Act East Policy’.

In a statement here today, Chief Minister Gogoi said Siukapha Sammay Kshetra iugurated by him at Mohbondha area of Jorhat on Thursday, would not only attract students and researchers of the country as well as South-East Asian tions but also become a cultural hub showcasing the history of assimilation of various people belonging to different castes, creeds and ethnic-identities of the State.

“Visiting the cultural complex, the visitors, students and researchers will be able to gather wealth of information on the political, social, cultural and religious heritage of the State. The Sammay Kshetra will remind us of our ties with South East Asia and also help to promote research. It will boost India’s Act East Policy”, he said.

Gogoi said at a time when forces of intolerance are on the rise, Chaolung Siukapha stands as a role model for ‘unity in diversity’ as he successfully united the people of various castes, tribes and religions through a process of assimilation.

“His philosophy is more relevant in view of the present-day divisive politics. The great king’s philosophy is synonymous with the great Indian culture of unity in diversity. This inclusive philosophy was later propagated by Srimanta Sankaradeva, Azan Fakir and Mahatma Gandhi,” he said.

Chaolung Siukapha’s ideals would help everyone to rise in unison for strengthening the social fabric, Gogoi said, “We remain firmly committed to continue Siukapha’s ideology for promoting the diverse cultures and also for economic development of all sections of the greater Assamese society including those who have accepted Assam as their homeland,” he added.

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