DHUBRI, March 1 - The Dhubri district administration under the Asom Darshan scheme distributed cheques worth Rs 10 lakh to 27 different religious places within the district on Friday and urged them to develop it in order to facilitate tourists.
The religious places of the district under this scheme includes Gurudwara Sri Teg Bahadur Saheb Ji, Panch Pir Dargah and Rajakatli Mahamaya Dhaam, Ganesh Akhara, Gauripur Rajbari Mahamaya Mandir and other properties, besides Panbari Rangamati Mosque under Gauripur area, and Alokjhari, Dingdinga Sreenagar Satra and Uttar Sanyashi Dhaam under Golokganj area.
Funds were also allotted to Haripur Madhupur Satra, Jinkata Na-Satra, Jinkata Rajahua Satra, Simla Bari Purani Satra and Simlabari Rajahua Satra under Agomoni area.
In Bisipara area, Jagadhatri Mandir, Udmari Ma Kamakhya Temple, Aai Sakti Mandir, Astobhuj and Gopinath Mandir, Ram Krishna Sevashram, Madhab Golam Thaan and Naamghar and Kalbhoirab Babar Mandir were allotted funds.
Similarly in Chapar area, Patalpur Siddha Yogashram, Buraburi Mandir, Paglababa Mandir and Chandardinga, Dudhnath Mandir, GL Church and Barunitara and Aai Mandir were also allotted funds.
The cheque distribution ceremony was attended by Dhubri Deputy Commissioner Anant Lal Gyanai along with MLA of Golokganj and Bilasipara East, Aswini Roy Sarkar and Ashok Singhi, besides many other dignitaries.
Explaining the motive behind the government initiative, Additional Deputy Commissioner Pallav Majumder informed that committees of the religious organisations should utilise the funds for providing drinking water facilities, construction of public toilets along with running water, construction of visitors� rest rooms, construction of parking places for vehicles and for setting up CCTV cameras.
Majumder also said that the project will boost religious tourism in the area. If the allotted funds are judiciously utilised by the committees within August 2020, then they will qualify for the second phase of the Asom Darshan scheme, he added.