GUWAHATI, March 11 � A book titled The Treasure Trove on river island Majuli and compiled by filmmaker, writer Charu Kamal Hazarika will be released at a function at the Chandrakanta Handiqui Bhawan, Jorhat on March 13 at 11 am by Upper Assam Commissioner Syed I Hussain. The function is expected to be graced by the venerable Satradhikars of the river island.
Hazarika told this Correspondent that the information encapsulated in the book was collected with active support of the Gaon Panchayat secretaries and Government officials. It contains individual profile of each and every satra institution of the island, their individual cultural domain concerning the ragas and talas, list of artistes in the island, Gaon Panchayat-wise list of organisations etc.
Besides, it also contains information on seasonal variations undergone by the natural landscape, herbal, medicinal and other plants, resident and migratory bird species etc.
The book, claimed to be the first of its kind, also contains list of doctors, nurses, Ayurveda practitioners and even those practising the age-old bejali (traditional healing).
A clear picture of pocket-wise economic activities for the sake of initiating developmental schemes in the days to come have also been provided in the book.
A product of painstaking effort since 2008-09, the project has been sponsored by ONGCL and published by Bharat Saikia, general secretary of leading NGO Majuli Island Protection and Development Council, Hazarika said.