Guwahati: On Saturday, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma revealed the state government's plans for the development of a religious tourist circuit that will cover the places travelled by Mahapurush Simanta Sankardev who was a Vaishnavite scholar belonging to the 15th century. The Chief Minister also asserted the importance of studying the life and teachings of the great Assamese scholars who is one of the first literary figures to have existed in Assam.
This announcement was made by the Chief Minister while addressing a crowd at Sri Sri Sankardev at Sualkuchi in the Kamrup (Rural) district. In his speech, CM Himanta Biswa Sarma also spoke at lengths about the contributions of the Sarkardev in the Assamese society.
According to Assam Chief Minister, Sarkardev's pilgrimage to several parts of the country enlightened him deeply about India and its culture and traditions. He added that the great Mahapurush Sarkardev "brought about a synthesis of Assamese and Indian cultures and fortified harmony in society".
The researcher brought light to the fact that there is much scope for research on Sankardev's works and life as he has contributed greatly to society in regards to its social and religious aspects.
He revealed that the government is working on building tourist lodges for pilgrims as the religious tourist circuit covering the places toured by Sankardev would soon be developed.
During the event, the Srimanta Madhavdev Library was also developed by the Chief Minister.