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Work on Siu-Ka-Pha Kshetra soon

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Nov 14 � Work on the multi-purpose cultural complex �Siu-Ka-Pha Samanway Kshetra� at Jorhat will begin from December 2 with the laying of the foundation of the ambitious project by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Revealing this at a press conference on Saturday, Cultural Affairs Minister Bharat Chandra Narah said that the mega cultural complex would be built with due emphasis on its aesthetic aspects including the natural landscape for turning it into a major tourist destination.

�The complex will represent the multi-ethnic mosaic of the State in a befitting manner. The designs for its various structures within the complex are being made taking from the best in the world while keeping intact the State�s cultural heritage,� Narah said.

The complex will include a memorial of Siu-Ka-Pha, the founder of the Ahom kingdom in Assam, replicas of the State�s historical monuments and traditional villages, a museum, handloom and handicraft production and exhibition centres, sound and light system, ethnic cottages for tourists, auditoriums, space theatre, parks, restaurants, etc.

Dr Puspa Gogoi, Tai language and heritage scholar, will formally be honoured with this year�s Sukapha Award at a function on the foundation-laying day at Jorhat on December 2.

Meanwhile, the State Government has instituted two new awards � Lachit Barphukan Award and Jananeta Bhimbar Deuri Award � next year onwards.

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Work on Siu-Ka-Pha Kshetra soon

GUWAHATI, Nov 14 � Work on the multi-purpose cultural complex �Siu-Ka-Pha Samanway Kshetra� at Jorhat will begin from December 2 with the laying of the foundation of the ambitious project by Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Revealing this at a press conference on Saturday, Cultural Affairs Minister Bharat Chandra Narah said that the mega cultural complex would be built with due emphasis on its aesthetic aspects including the natural landscape for turning it into a major tourist destination.

�The complex will represent the multi-ethnic mosaic of the State in a befitting manner. The designs for its various structures within the complex are being made taking from the best in the world while keeping intact the State�s cultural heritage,� Narah said.

The complex will include a memorial of Siu-Ka-Pha, the founder of the Ahom kingdom in Assam, replicas of the State�s historical monuments and traditional villages, a museum, handloom and handicraft production and exhibition centres, sound and light system, ethnic cottages for tourists, auditoriums, space theatre, parks, restaurants, etc.

Dr Puspa Gogoi, Tai language and heritage scholar, will formally be honoured with this year�s Sukapha Award at a function on the foundation-laying day at Jorhat on December 2.

Meanwhile, the State Government has instituted two new awards � Lachit Barphukan Award and Jananeta Bhimbar Deuri Award � next year onwards.