GUWAHATI, Aug 31 � About 1,000 students of the city will take out a procession from the Latasil playground at 11 am tomorrow in a bid to generate public awareness on the need to preserve cultural heritage.
The procession is being organized by the Assam unit of the Indian National Trust of Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), which has been trying to generate awareness among the people, specially among the students through formation of heritage clubs, on the issue.
A press release here said that Governor J B Patnaik is expected to inaugurate the procession. The Assam unit of the INTACH has been trying to conserve the Sambalpur residence of Sahityarathi Lakshminath Bezbaruah in association with its Orissa counterpart.
Governor Patnaik, who is the advisor of the INTACH Assam unit, visited Sambalpur himself for the purpose and met the Deputy Commissioner and other senior officials for the purpose of conservation of the Sahityarathi�s residence. However, since a court case concerning the house is pending, work for its conservation could not be initiated so far, said the press release.
The INTACH Assam unit is hopeful that as soon as the court case is over, steps to conserve the house with latest measures could be started. It has requested Governor Patnaik to build this house as a museum of literature and culture.
Meanwhile, the Assam unit of the INTACH has been holding discussions with the Asam Sahitya Sabha to launch joint ventures on heritage conservation. It is also working on a list of the heritage sites of the State.
The city�s South Point School has joined hands with INTACH Assam unit in organizing tomorrow�s heritage procession. Interested institutions and individuals are requested by the organizers to take part in the procession.
The Assam unit of INTACH has made an appeal to educational institutions located in other parts of the State to make similar endeavours for generating public awareness on heritage conservation. It has also requested the school students of the State to take part in the essay competition organized by the INTACH headquarters on the topic � �My city my heritage.�