GUWAHATI, July 31 - In order to project the multifaceted personality of Srimanta Sankaradeva and his contributions to the Assamese society in a more structured manner among the new generation as well as domestic and foreign visitors, the State government will set up a museum in the name of the great Vaishnavite saint at the Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra soon.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal reviewed the progress of the project at a meeting held at the Janata Bhawan today. Going through the proposed structure and other features of the museum, he laid stress on effectively reflecting the universal personality of Srimanta Sankaradeva corresponding to the different stages of his life.
�Srimanta Sankaradeva is a versatile personality who embodies the true spirit of a world human being. He is not simply a cultural connoisseur and religious guru; he is an unparalleled personality who shaped and impelled the Assamese society,� he said, adding the proposed institution should therefore be a glorification of his towering individuality.
Sonowal said the museum should be able to stir up inquisitiveness about Sankaradeva among the youths and visitors. He urged the officials of the cultural affairs department to make adequate research on his personality and contributions and accordingly prepare the structural design and internal manifestations of the museum.
Minister of State (i/c) for Cultural Affairs Naba Kumar Doley, Additional Chief Secretary VB Pyarelal, Commissioner and Secretary Preetom Saikia, Secretary to Chief Minister Ranjan Chakraborty, vice president of Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra Society Surya Hazarika, artist and member of the society Pulok Gogoi, Tapan Bhattacharjya and others were present at the meeting.