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Suikapha Kshetra to be partly opened by Nov 2015

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GUWAHATI, Sept 27 � A part of the Chou Lung Suikapha Samanway Kshetra would be thrown open to the public by November, 2015. This was decided at a review meeting held by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi with senior officials of the departments concerned at his official residence late evening yesterday, said an official press release here today.

The Chief Minister reviewed the present status of the Chou Lung Suikapha Samanway Kshetra, the construction work of which is going on at Moubandha on the outskirts of Jorhat town. The Chief Minister is the chairman of the Chou Lung Siukapha Samanway Kshetra Society.

Named after the founder of the Ahom dynasty, Chou Lung Siukapha, the Rs 70-crore cultural complex is coming up on 60 bighas of land along National Highway 37, about 14 km west of Jorhat town.

Gogoi took stock of the ongoing construction works and instructed the senior officials of the PWD (Buildings and NH) and Cultural Affairs Departments to complete a part of the complex by November 2015. The foundation stone of the work was laid on January 20, 2006.

The officials of the PWD (Buildings and NH) apprised the Chief Minister about the different buildings that are under various stages of construction which include the Suikapha Memorial Hall, a heritage museum, a 1500 capacity auditorium, craft centre, an art gallery, a space theatre, an open air theatre, administrative building, Shilpagram, guest house, apart from gardens and parks.

The main gate of the complex is nearing completion. A 12-foot life-like statue of Chou Lung Siukapha sitting on a throne in the memorial hall of the complex, will be one of the attractions of the Samanway Kshetra. Well-known artist Biren Singh is sculpting the statue out of optical fibre.

It was decided at the meeting to have a replica of a maidam as found in Charaideo inside the sprawling complex dotted with water bodies. A theme park will also be developed with focus on art and culture, wildlife and tourism. The Green Building concept will be very much a part of the cultural complex.

The State Government is planning to add a light-and-sound show to depict the major achievements of Ahom rulers in the complex. A manuscript preservation unit is also on the cards.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, EV Eapen, Principal Secretary, Finance, Paban Kumar Borthakur, Commissioner and Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Swapnanil Barua, Commissioner and Special Secretary, Buildings and National Highways, AC Bordoloi and vice-chairman of the Chou Lung Siukapha Samanway Kshetra Society, Dr BK Gohain, the press release said.

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Suikapha Kshetra to be partly opened by Nov 2015

GUWAHATI, Sept 27 � A part of the Chou Lung Suikapha Samanway Kshetra would be thrown open to the public by November, 2015. This was decided at a review meeting held by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi with senior officials of the departments concerned at his official residence late evening yesterday, said an official press release here today.

The Chief Minister reviewed the present status of the Chou Lung Suikapha Samanway Kshetra, the construction work of which is going on at Moubandha on the outskirts of Jorhat town. The Chief Minister is the chairman of the Chou Lung Siukapha Samanway Kshetra Society.

Named after the founder of the Ahom dynasty, Chou Lung Siukapha, the Rs 70-crore cultural complex is coming up on 60 bighas of land along National Highway 37, about 14 km west of Jorhat town.

Gogoi took stock of the ongoing construction works and instructed the senior officials of the PWD (Buildings and NH) and Cultural Affairs Departments to complete a part of the complex by November 2015. The foundation stone of the work was laid on January 20, 2006.

The officials of the PWD (Buildings and NH) apprised the Chief Minister about the different buildings that are under various stages of construction which include the Suikapha Memorial Hall, a heritage museum, a 1500 capacity auditorium, craft centre, an art gallery, a space theatre, an open air theatre, administrative building, Shilpagram, guest house, apart from gardens and parks.

The main gate of the complex is nearing completion. A 12-foot life-like statue of Chou Lung Siukapha sitting on a throne in the memorial hall of the complex, will be one of the attractions of the Samanway Kshetra. Well-known artist Biren Singh is sculpting the statue out of optical fibre.

It was decided at the meeting to have a replica of a maidam as found in Charaideo inside the sprawling complex dotted with water bodies. A theme park will also be developed with focus on art and culture, wildlife and tourism. The Green Building concept will be very much a part of the cultural complex.

The State Government is planning to add a light-and-sound show to depict the major achievements of Ahom rulers in the complex. A manuscript preservation unit is also on the cards.

The meeting was attended, among others, by Principal Secretary, Planning and Development, EV Eapen, Principal Secretary, Finance, Paban Kumar Borthakur, Commissioner and Secretary, Cultural Affairs, Swapnanil Barua, Commissioner and Special Secretary, Buildings and National Highways, AC Bordoloi and vice-chairman of the Chou Lung Siukapha Samanway Kshetra Society, Dr BK Gohain, the press release said.