GUWAHATI, June 28 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday chaired the general meeting of the Assam Cultural Trust at Janata Bhawan here and reviewed the activities undertaken by the Trust.
He also ceremonially launched the website of the Trust which would depict the cultural heritage of the state and inform about the Trust�s works.
Urging the Trust members to take steps to boost the revenue of the Pragjyoti ITA Cultural Centre at Machkhowa by increasing the occupancy of the auditorium, the Chief Minister suggested that the present 136 days of occupancy of the hall must be increased instead of hiking the fee of the hall.
Sonowal stressed the need to fully utilise the space available in the premises of the cultural centre and directed the Trust to form a sub-committee to explore the possibility of building a multistorey river-facing cafeteria just above the parking lot.
Sonowal said that a calendar of regular cultural events must be prepared by the Trust so that traditional festivals and folk cultures of different ethnic groups of the state can be depicted. He urged the Trust to hold six festivals every year to showcase the composite cultural heritage of Assam.