Governor visits Madhupur Satra

Governor visits Madhupur Satra

Madhupur Satra Madhupur Satra

Guwahati (Assam), September 7, 2018:

On his maiden visit to Madhupur Satra which is a seat of Vaishnavite culture in West Bengal’s Cooch Behar district, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi laid the foundation stone of “Infrastructure Development of Cultural and Tourism Centre” under untied fund.

The project, which will be completed in 12 months involving a financial outlay of Rs.2 crore, would encompass construction of a 500 capacity guest house and a bhog ghar, each two storied building. The project is a part of transforming Madhupur Satra into a cultural tourism centre.

The Governor also laid the foundation stone of another project, ‘Protection and Development of Madhupur Satra’. The project entails ten components including the construction of a school-cum-cultural centre, construction of Bhagat Hati and Gosai Chora, renovation of Kirtan Ghar, construction of conference hall and office-cum-store, art and part face museum, development of pond, construction of Doul Griha etc. The target date of the project’s completion is one year.

The Governor paid his obeisance and prayed for the welfare of all sections of the society of the state. He took a stroll to entire premises of the Satra and took a look of different buildings. He said that since Madhupur Satra is a seat of great Vaishnavite culture, transforming the place into a cultural tourism centre would go a long way in fulfilling Shankardeva’s dream of taking Vaishnavite culture all around.

The Satra was built in 16th century, which is a treasure trove of historical documents and manuscripts and is the final resting place of Sankardeva.

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Published On: Sep 08, 2018