DIBRUGARH ( By Anil Poddar )- Ahom Rule is a glorious chapter of Assam history, said the Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma today, who took part and performed bhumi pujan for Rang Ghar beautification project at a programme held at Sivasagar. It may be noted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the project on 14 April, 2023.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that Rang Ghar is Asia’s oldest surviving amphitheatre which lies at the heart of Assam’s culture and civilization. He said that the 600 year old Ahom Rule was a glorious era of Assam. Rangpur occupies an important place of this era. He said that Swargadeo Rudra Singha established the capital at Rangpur and since then the architecture of Assam took a new form.
He also said that the Doul Pukhuri dug under the stewardship of Swargadeo Rudra Singha added a new dimension to the glory of Rangpur. By constructing Rang Ghar, Swargadeo Rudra Singha added a new chapter not only to architecture but also the art, culture and sports of Assam.
Therefore, giving a new look to this architectural beauty, was need of the hour, as the government took the suggestions from public representatives and senior citizens in beautifying this glorious architecture. The Chief Minister said that the project being implemented involving a financial outlay of Rs. 140 crore will be completed and dedicated to the people before 2026.
Chief Minister Dr. Sarma reiterating his government’s commitment to the development of Sivasagar said that a series of steps have been undertaken for the socio- cultural and academic development of the district. He said that Sivasagar College has been upgraded to a University, and very soon the institution will start functioning as a full- fledged university.
He also announced that Sivasagar Medical College will be set up and from the next month, work in this aspect will start in full throttle. Moreover, for the development of roads of the district, a project worth Rs. 187 crore has been earmarked. Moreover, the Sivasagar Jail will be shifted to a different place and the whole area will be transformed into a beautiful garden and a historic place.
He also said that his government has already taken a decision to transform Circuit House into a centre of tourist attraction. Once the Maidam of Charaideo gets the status of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site, the undivided Sivasagar will get a new fillip in its look and importance.
Giving a snapshot of all the development activities across the state, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma said that steps are underway in setting Medical College and University in each of the district of the state. He also said that over Kaziranga National Park, a 32 KM elevated corridor will be built.
Last three years, the state witnessed dedication and foundation stones laying of several projects. After each Cabinet projects worth Rs. 300 to 400 crore are announced. He also said that after the Lok Sabha election, cabinet will be held in Sivasagar.
Education Minister Dr. Ranoj Pegu, Revenue Minister Jogen Mohan, MP Topon Kumar Gogoi, MLAs Prasanta Phukan, Pradip Hazarika, Susanta Borgohain, Dharmeswar
Konwar, Taranga Gogoi, Akhil Gogoi, Bhuban Gam, CEM Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council Dr. Tuliram Ronghang and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.