The Minar alongside the ancient Mosque of Puranigudam in Nagaon that was established 110 years ago will be shifted to 70 feet away from the original site due to the construction of four-lane National Highway 37 in Puranigudam.
The Minar is a two-story construction that stands for communal harmony, locals claim. To preserve the Minar, the locals approached a Haryana-based company to shift it from the site without demolishing the heritage site.
The shifting of the Minar has been taking place for one-and-a-half months and will take a few more days to complete.
Built by a famous mason from Dhaka in 1909, the minar is made of clay and lime stands still with no inner iron structure. Instead of iron, bamboo was used in it. A paste of rice and eggs was used to make the cement for its construction which is similar to the ancient monuments constructed in Assam.
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