Sarbananda Sonowal
The Rangghar in Sivasagar

On the occasion of “World Heritage Week” Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal called upon the people of the state to preserve historical monuments and antiquities.

They are the symbols of the art, culture and people of a state, he said.

The state government has taken a number of steps for the preservation of its historical monuments, he added.

The central government has identified Sivasagar as one of the five iconic sites in the country.

“Built by our forefathers, our government is committed to promoting the state and the rare monuments before the world community,” said Sonowal.

State minister for archaeological matter, Keshab Mahanta said the centre has sanctioned Rs. 3500 crore for the protection, preservation and beautification of the cultural heritage of Sivasagar.

The state directorate of archaeology has also adopted measures to preserve the lineage of the 42 Ahom kings as well as other monuments scattered across the state.

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Sonowal also directed the district administrations and public representatives to take proactive steps for acquainting the young generation with their rich cultural heritage in their respective districts.

Meanwhile, a world-class museum will be built in Sivasagar.

The state government has also undertaken a beautification project for the Charaideo’sMaidam for its proposed inclusion into UNESCO’s world heritage site.

The project is worth rupees 25 crores.

The chief minister also felicitated a few persons for their commendable work and contributing in preserving and promoting the historical monuments of the state.

He also released handbooks on archaeology on the occasion.

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