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ASSAM Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has stressed on developing Batadrava, the birth place of revered saint Srimanta Sankardev, as an ideal place of religious and cultural tourism and he asked the office bearers of Batadrava Than (monastry) to earmark the boundary of the Than and construct boundary walls.
Chairing a meeting of the office bearers of the committee of Batadrava Than in the conference room of the chief minister in Janata Bhawan, chief minister Sonowal said that the birth place of the saint will be developed and placed at the national and international tourist circuit. He also asked the committee to prepare a blueprint and get it approved by an architect of international repute.
Referring to the Golden Temple of Amritsar, chief minister Sonowal said that the architectural beauty has made Golden Temple an attractive tourist destination. Similarly, a well thought-out design and architecture is the need of the hour to make Batadrava Than a must visit tourist destination. Government will provide funds for the same as the State government will get in touch with the Cultural Affairs Ministry of the Central Government. He also said that funds will never be any dearth for developing Batadrava Than as an important tourist destination.
Sonowal also directed the Cultural Affairs Department and Nagaon District Administration to initiate arrangements for celebrating the birth anniversary of Late Gopinath Bordoloi at Gopinath Bordoloi Memorial Museum at Raha. He also said that adequate steps will also be taken to modernise the museum. He also asked the PWD (R) to broaden the road that leads to Batadrava and said that the road will be converted into national high way.
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