Measures will be taken to protect, preserve and disseminate Assam’s indigenous culture and identity: CM
GUWAHATI: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who is also Chairman of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Society attended the inaugural ceremony of Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra’s Silver Jubilee celebration held at the headquarters on Wednesday. of cultural organization in Guwahati.
Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra, named after the 15e Neo-Vaishnavite Saint of the Century and a result of the historic Assam Accord, was inaugurated by then Indian President KR Narayanan on November 9, 1998.
Built at an approximate initial cost of Rs 19 crores, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra has since its inception in 1998 diligently played its designed role as a conduit for the preservation, restoration, research and promotion of the rich cultural heritage of various ethnic groups living in Assam.
Speaking at the event, Chief Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma, paying tribute to the martyrs of Assam’s historic 5-year movement, said that Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra over the past 25 years has been able to respond to the aspirations of the great Assamese. society in the area of cultural identity.
He said that through the diligent works of the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Society, Assamese culture and identity have been able to permeate and leave an impact in many corners not only in the country but also abroad.
He briefly spoke about the initiatives of the Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra Society such as the National Festival of Srimanta Sankardev, the translation of the play Rukmini Haran in Gujarati and its interpretation in this language, translation of the play Parijat Haran in the French language, among others.
Paying rich tributes to Mahapurush Srimanta Sankardev, Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma, said that on 15e holy century attempted to unite the region with the help of greater Indian culture and identity.
Srimanta Sankardev’s main philosophy was based on the concept of Vedanta, said the Chief Minister of Assam, adding that on 15e saint of the century attempted to find common ground between the definition of Vedanta and the worship of Bhakti.
Referring to culture as the most essential foundation of a progressive community, the CM of Assam spoke about the initiatives taken by the government of Assam for the enrichment and preservation of the cultural identities of the indigenous communities of Assam. ‘State.
He specifically highlighted the establishment of the Department of Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Culture by the government of Assam.
The Chief Minister of Assam has assured of all necessary measures for the protection, preservation and propagation of the ethnic communities in the state.