SILCHAR: It was yet another busy day for Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to visit two important tourist potential spots of Khaspur and Bhuban Tirtha away from the humdrum of urban life in the serene and tranquil lap of nature. Before that he unveiled the grand statue of Gobinda Chandra Hansur, the last King of Dimasa dynasty, in the campus of Circuit House to the tumultuous applaud and welcome of Dimasa people assembled on the occasion. The Circuit House Road was christened after Gobinda Chandra Hansu long ago.
Recalling the glorious period of Raja Gobinda Chandra, Himanta Biswa Sarma hailed him as a daring king who protected the Dimasa Kingdom from many an aggression. The British could not subdue him, but as he had no issue and as per declared policy called 'Doctrine of Lapse, the Kingdom was annexed by the imperialist forces in 1832. Though the Dimasa Kingdom was lost, its glory and history remains as ever inspiring in the heart and mind of Dimasas.
To pay respect to the pristine glory of Dimasa culture and historic tradition, Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma came to Khaspur, went round the remnants of the kingdom and then addressed the assembly of Dimasa people. He said, 'My government is now committed to protect and preserve the culture and heritage of Dimasas and declared Rs 100 crore project to develop Khaspur as a place of tourist destination, so long neglected by successive opposition governments.' It was a great and memorable day for the Dimasa people.
With MLA of the area, Mihir Kanti Shome by his side, the Chief Minister said the project will be multifaceted spread over 100 bighas of land. It will be a project that will have many facilities, keeping in mind the interests of visiting tourists. Besides, the historic site with the relics will get total facelift. The exuberant men, women and youths present were hopeful Khaspur will regain its glory. The Dimasas wanted a road from Khaspur to Haflong via Redjol with a sketch of it. Himanta Biswa Sarma agreed and asked Mihir Kanti Shome to look into it.
From there, the Chief Minister moved to Bhuban Hills, the abode of Shiva atop. On its foothills, a public meeting was organised by the managing committee addressed by him. He said, 'Bhuban Tirtha with scenic hills around that draws huge crowd of devotees and visitors from far and near during Shiva Chaturdashi will be developed as a tourist spot of religious importance.' The indication is that the much talked of tourist circuit of historical and religious places of the valley is being revived for economic boost up.