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Assam: Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre to be Created

The project will be completed within 18 months according to the chief minister.

Assam: Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre to be Created

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jan 2023 10:00 AM GMT

NAGAON: Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam has announced the creation of the Jongal Balahu Tourist Centre in the Nagaon district of the state.

Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister mentioned the Tiwa community is an integral part of the Assamese people. In order to keep the culture and traditions of the community alive and ensure that more and more people come to know about the same, this new tourism project is being created.

Taking part in the traditional religious offering to the hero, Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned music, dance, cuisine, language and art are all essential parts of the culture of any particular community. This project will serve as a destination to showcase the Tiwa culture. He also took part in the Bhoomi Poojan rituals at the event.

According to the Chief Minister, this complex will house several tourism facilities. Some of them include a museum of Tiwa life and culture, a gallery or amphitheatre and a cultural centre. A cycling track, suspension bridges over water bodies and a cafeteria will also be created in the complex. Expansion of roads leading to the venue will also be undertaken by the government.

Rama Kanta Dewri was present for the event, and he expressed gratitude towards the state government for making the long-term demand of the Tiwa community towards the recognition of the hero. He added that it is a proud moment for the entire community.

Representatives of the community have requested the state government to put their hero at similar levels as the Ahom leaders Bir Chilarai and Lachit Borphukan. To that end, the state government has announced that the Jongal Bahalu Divas will be celebrated every year in coordination with the Tiwa groups.

The project will be completed within 18 months according to the chief minister.

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