GUWAHATI, Sept 30 - A seminar on conservation of the old and heritage devalayas of the State, was held on the premises of the Haigriva Madhava Devalaya of Hajo on Sunday last at the initiative of the Sadou Asom Devalaya Sangha as well as Haigriva Madhava Devalaya, a press release stated.
Participating in the seminar, Kanak Ch Sarma, ex-vice president of the Asam Sahitya Sabha, highlighted the problems faced by the devalayas after acquisition of the temple lands by the Assam Government and at the same time expressed unhappiness on the apathy of the Government towards the uplift and preservation of the heritage temples.
Addressing the delegates coming from various temples of Assam and other devotees, the general secretary of the Devalaya Sangha, Suresh Ch Bhattacharyya gave a brief account of the Sangha�s activities and urged the Government to come forward to adopt necessary measures for the uplift of the temples so that the heritage devalayas can be preserved to make them a tourist destination.
The chairman, Dr Nabin Ch Sarma and another guest of honour, Mahendra Nath Sarma Sastri also stressed the need for conservation of the temples and to maintain the sanctity of devalayas at all costs.
The meeting also condemned the nuisance created by some miscreants in religious sites at Agomoni in Dhubri district and Silchar and urged the Government to take action in this regard.