BARPETA, Oct 24 - �Mahapurush Srimanta Sankaradeva produced his invaluable creations like Kirtan, Dasam, borgeet, bhaona, bhatima, ankia naat etc., at this very place and made a significant contribution to the development of Assamese culture and literature. We must strive to preserve the valuable properties like sansipat scriptures and other resources of the Gurujona with modern scientific technologies to inspire the young generation with his ideals to strengthen the greater Assamese identity.�
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said this while speaking at a discussion programme on the need for preservation of Satra resources at the Sri Sri Sankaradeva Than at Patbausi Satra in Barpeta yesterday.
In this context, he said that his government is committed to free the Satra land from encroachment. �In fact, we have already taken a number of steps to keep the Satras, scattered in various parts of the State, free from encroachment,� he claimed.
The Chief Minister reiterated the commitment of his government towards preservation and development of the Satras.
Patbausi is one of such Satras which was established by Mahapurush Srimanta Sankaradeva himself wherein he spent over eighteen years.
He announced Rs 50 lakh for setting up a modern museum for preservation of sansipat scriptures and other resources of the Satra.
Earlier, Sonowal along with president of the State unit of BJP Ranjit Kumar Dass and MLA Angurlata Deka had a close look at the antique relics of the Satra preserved thier for centuries. Sonowal was astonished and elated over witnessing the properties used by the great Vaisnavite saint. He later expressed his gratitude to the Satridhikar.