Revival of Assamese Culture & Startup Announcement by Sarbananda Sonowal the Chief Minister of Assam
Updated: Nov 23, 2019
The Assamese are a community with a rich cultural heritage. But a severe mismanagement of the state's culture has been a setback for the artisan communities. Many artisans from the state had sought to take their cultural traditions forward but did not receive any substantial impetus from the government, until recently. To support the financially constrained artisans and take the cultural side of Assam forward, Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal has come up with different schemes and projects across the length and breadth of the state.
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Government of Assam will construct an exhibition hall after the name of the main leader of the Matak Kingdom - Sarbananda Singha - to feature the social, social, and profound legacy related with the network. Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbanandna Sonowal reported the choice, after a gathering with five associations having a place with the Matak people group here on Wednesday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had guaranteed Chief Minister of Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal in May 2018 that an advisory group will be set up at the most punctual in meeting with the State government.
Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio
The Jyoti Chitraban Film Studio has been provided with a multipurpose A.C. shooting floor as well as a Music Archive, which was necessary to preserve the rich music created by the artists of the state. Along with this, the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra has illustrated and released four manuscripts, thus recovering some treasures that were hidden in time and making them available to the wider public. Further, a financial assistance of Rs. 21 crore has been sanctioned for the development of 37 Satras and another Rs. 25 crore for the maintenance of 140 Satras.
Conferring due respect to the artists of the land, the number of Silpi pension holders has been increased from 20 to 70, along with a raise in the pension from Rs. 4000 to Rs. 8000. In the year 2016-17, fifteen families of deceased artists were given a one-time financial assistance of Rs. 50,000 each. Another Rs.50,000 were also granted to 50 artists as an ex-gratia grant, for the same year. In 2017, the Assam government also instituted the Sonit Konwar Gajen Baruah Award to be awarded to those making a commendable contribution towards the Vaishnavite culture.
Apart from the above steps towards improving the cultural sector of Assam, the government has also taken up the task of unveiling the ancient history of Assam from the Megalithic era, by starting an archaeological excavation project in the Megalithic site of Khobak in the district of Dima Hasao. A sub-divisional library has been put up at Dhakuakhana and a District Museum has also been established at Nagaon. These additions will cater to the historical and intellectual culture of Assam.
In addition to these developments, various places in Assam, like Chapar in Dhubri, Pithakhowa in Sonitpur and Goalpara have received auditoriums, in the names of prominent personalities, Sarat Chandra Singha, Chandra Nath Sharma and Natasurjya Phani Sharma respectively.
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