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Closing Function Of ‘Student Participation In Preservation Of Cultural Properties’ Organised

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HT Correspondent
SIVASAGAR, Oct 18: 
Department of Archaeology, government of Assam organised the closing function of the ‘Students Participation in Preservation of Cultural Properties’ programme in Sivasagar Yuva Dal Auditorium.
Under the programme, students of Sonitpur and Dima Hasao districts were brought for a two-day tour of Sivasagar district.

Dipirekha Kuli, director of Archeology, Assam delivered the welcome address.
Topon Kumar Gogoi, MP Jorhat, addressed the students and said that the development of infrastructure in and around Charaideo Maidams, Rangghar, Karengghar, Pohugar, etc., is underway for a UNESCO tag.

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“Our students like those in Kashmir and other places must prepare themselves to become tourist guides besides continuing their studies,” said Topon Kumar Gogoi.
Addressing the meeting as the chief guest, Jogen Mohan said that the state government has opened a new department – ‘Indigenous and Tribal Faith and Culture’ to preserve the identity of the indigenous culture.

Sivasagar DC Aditya Vikram Yadav, urged the students to make use of their tour experience in making a career.
Charaideo DC Paul Baruah said that undivided Sivasagar district has the largest concentration of ancient monuments which must have inspired the students from Sonitpur and Dima Hasao to make a career in the tourism sector.
Dr Saumerjyoti Mahanta, principal, Sibsagar Commerce College, in his speech said that the student exchange program is highly effective in assimilation and tourism.
Dr Sabyasachi Mahanta, principal, Gargaon College, addressed the meeting and said that there has not been sincere effort in preservation of monuments and evicting illegal encroachers.

Dharmeswar Konwar, MLA, Sonari, also addressed the meeting.

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