Union DoNER minister Dr Jitendra Singh released a coffee table book titled ‘Discovering the Heritage of Assam’ with a foreword by Amitabh Bachchan and published by Penguin.

The voluminous coffee table book with pictures and photographs on glaze paper presents an absorbing compilation of heritage, faith, beliefs and traditions of different ethnic tribes and sub-tribes living in Assam.

While releasing the book recently, DoNER minister Singh congratulated its author, Padampani Bora, who is by profession an officer of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS-2009 batch).

Bora has over the years established himself as an accomplished author, specializing in the subjects reflecting diverse nuances of the northeastern region of India.

DoNER minister Singh said while mostly it is suggested that Northeast should be brought closer to the rest of India, very few understand that actually there is much more in the region which the rest of India can learn.

The book by Padampani Bora, he said, will help understand the grand splendour and glory of the undiscovered facets of Assam.

Dr Singh suggested wide circulation of the coffee table book and hoped that Bora’s creation would not only remain confined to the pages of the book but would also serve as cultural and heritage ambassador of the Northeast for the rest of the world.

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