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Painting of Dimasa king unveiled in Silchar

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HAILAKANDI, April 11 � A giant-sized oil painting of the last king of the Dimasa Kingdom in southern Assam, Raja Govinda Chandra Dhawjnarayan, w as unveiled at Ellora Heritage in Silchar town by the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Swapan Kumar Das recently. The Dimasa Historical Heritage Foundation had prepared the picture and the function held on the occasion was also organised by it.

The meeting was presided over by the secretary general of the foundation, Suniti Kumar Barman. Speaking on the occasion, eminent writer of Barak valley, Ganesh Dey spoke on the contributions of the Dimasa Kingdom towards the development of the area and pointed out that the use of the Bengali language in the area started during the regime of the Dimasas.

He also stressed the need of preservation of the remains of the Dimasa kingdom. Dey mentioned that Raja Govindra Chandra Dhawjnarayan ruled the Dimasas from 1813 to 1830. During his regime, a photographer from France came to Khaspur, the last kingdom of the Dimasas, and took the photograph of the king, Dey said.

Writer Tushar Kanti Nath spoke about the historical background of the Dimasas.

In his address, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Swapan Kumar Das assured the sanction of Rs 10 lakh for the construction of the Dimasa Literary and Cultural Bhawan in Silchar and urged the foundation to search for a suitable land for this purpose. Das expressed satisfaction over the installation of the picture of the last Dimasa king.

The meeting was also addressed by former principal of Guru Charan College, Churamoni Singha, president of the Barak Hindustani Sanskriti Samiti, Suresh Chandra Dwivedi, Banabashi Kalyan Ashram�s Bimal Jidung, Dimasa Rajpurahit Hirakjyoti Chakraborty and Najan Nunisa of Dimasa Sahitya Sabha among others.

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Painting of Dimasa king unveiled in Silchar

HAILAKANDI, April 11 � A giant-sized oil painting of the last king of the Dimasa Kingdom in southern Assam, Raja Govinda Chandra Dhawjnarayan, w as unveiled at Ellora Heritage in Silchar town by the Additional Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Swapan Kumar Das recently. The Dimasa Historical Heritage Foundation had prepared the picture and the function held on the occasion was also organised by it.

The meeting was presided over by the secretary general of the foundation, Suniti Kumar Barman. Speaking on the occasion, eminent writer of Barak valley, Ganesh Dey spoke on the contributions of the Dimasa Kingdom towards the development of the area and pointed out that the use of the Bengali language in the area started during the regime of the Dimasas.

He also stressed the need of preservation of the remains of the Dimasa kingdom. Dey mentioned that Raja Govindra Chandra Dhawjnarayan ruled the Dimasas from 1813 to 1830. During his regime, a photographer from France came to Khaspur, the last kingdom of the Dimasas, and took the photograph of the king, Dey said.

Writer Tushar Kanti Nath spoke about the historical background of the Dimasas.

In his address, the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Swapan Kumar Das assured the sanction of Rs 10 lakh for the construction of the Dimasa Literary and Cultural Bhawan in Silchar and urged the foundation to search for a suitable land for this purpose. Das expressed satisfaction over the installation of the picture of the last Dimasa king.

The meeting was also addressed by former principal of Guru Charan College, Churamoni Singha, president of the Barak Hindustani Sanskriti Samiti, Suresh Chandra Dwivedi, Banabashi Kalyan Ashram�s Bimal Jidung, Dimasa Rajpurahit Hirakjyoti Chakraborty and Najan Nunisa of Dimasa Sahitya Sabha among others.