From a Correspondent
Tezpur, August 7: A semir on Tezpur as place of Tourist Destition was conducted by Tarun Asom Sangha here on Sunday.
Attending the programme, Kak Chandra Sharma, the author on History and Archeology at Tezpur, in his speech said “The capital is known as Hatappeswar or Hadappeswara (and not as Haruppeswara, as was wrongly deciphered earlier).” He further added that Tezpur, a city of antiquity since the days of early Aryan settlement in the kingdom of Pragiyotisha-Kamrupa, on the north bank of the river Brahmaputra, enriched with the sites of architectural, sculptural and around, possessed history of its own from the early period of Indian history, particularly from the 5th century A.D.
The semir focused on the latest trends that are now practice in the industry worldwide in terms of tourist activities, marketing and promotion, security features and human resources department and also emphasized to hold the glory of Tezpur by way of making a decent and crisp collection of historical facts so that these could be presented to the tourists in the most interesting way and folklore (including myth) also to be presented the same way embedded in the history.
The programme was started with a welcome addressed by the president, Tarun Asom Sangha, Robindra th Sarmah and iugural address was given by Laya Madduri, Deputy Commissioner, Sonitpur. The programme was attended by Bhupendra th Hazarika, chairperson, Dr.Satish Chandra Bhattacharya, Dr. Chandan Goswami, Prabjyoti Bhuyan, Dr. Sarharuddin Ahmed, Dr. Pallav Bhattacharyya, Professor of Business Administration, Tezpur University, Mrinmoi Sarma, Associate Professor, Business Administration, Tezpur University Anjan Bhuyan, Tarunjyoti Borah and students of Tourism, Tezpur University, Department of Business Administration and other dignitaries.
Upcoming writer and social worker Santanu Baruah said, “Tezpur is a city that is full of surprises. If necessary arrangement is made to attract the attention of the tourists, the region will be a prominent destition in the sphere of tourism.”
Former Vice-Principal, Darrang College, Dr. Satish Chandra Bhattachayya, said, “From historical perspective Tezpur is an important place for the tourists, both domestic and foreign. From the point of tural beauty, too, provided by rivers ad rivulets, ponds and hills, the site in question is parallel to none in Assam.”
Professor and researcher, Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University, Chandan Goswami said, “Tezpur is a historical city located within the Sonitpur district of Assam in the northern bank of the Brahmaputra. Tezpur is famous for ancient ruins of archeological importance and also for its scenic beauty.”
Assistant Professor, Tezpur College, Prab J. Bhyuan, resource person in the programme, said that tourism had an been an effective instrument for generating employment, earning revenue and foreign currencies, enhancing environment and preserving culture and traditions.
Renowned Museumologist, former Assistant Curator of Assam State Museum, Guwahati, Dr. Saharuddin Ahmed, added that Assam since its very early times till today stood testimony to spread the message of togetherness through the Indian subcontinent.
Pallab Bhattacharyya, Assistant Professor, Department of History, LGB Girls’ College, Tezpur said that with such diversity of resources, Tezpur could be developed as one of the best destitions potentially for tourism development.
Researcher on Archeology and working in the field of Human Resource Magement in Kuwait, Papori Hazarika Palkar, who also attended the august occasion, added that Tezpur as a tourist destition was an exciting opportunity because Tezpur was known for its splendid tural beauty and archeological ruins. “For a developing destition like Tezpur, tourism industry will definitely contribute to a great extent to its economic growth and Tezpur has all potential to grow as one of the best tourist destitions in future,” she added.