GUWAHATI, Nov 7 � The Government of Assam would bear all the costs associated with the construction of the Dr Bhupen Hazarika Memorial at Jalukbari.
In a statement here today, Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said the State government would bear all the costs for the construction of the memorial of Dr Hazarika.
The Chief Minister said that the proposal to meet a part of the costs through public support was to get people�s total involvement in the project. �The idea was conceived to involve the people in the project. As Dr Bhupen Hazarika was a singer of the masses, we desired the memorial to be a people�s institution and not a wholly government-owned one. Now as some organisations have opposed the very idea of raising a portion of funds from the public for the memorial, it has been decided that all the costs for the memorial would be borne by the State government,� he said, adding that the idea conceived for public involvement has been misconstrued and twisted to paint a different picture.