Assam CM initiates Rs 140 crore Rang Ghar beautification Project, vows to preserve heritage for another millennium

Assam CM initiates Rs 140 crore Rang Ghar beautification Project, vows to preserve heritage for another millennium

In a step towards preserving Assam's rich cultural heritage, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the "Ban-Phi and Bhumipujan" program for the "Construction of the Historical Rang Ghar Beautification Project" at the Rang Ghar Beautification Project Area in Sivasagar.

Constructed 280 years ago, Rang Ghar stands as Asia's oldest surviving amphitheatre, holding immense historical and cultural significance for Assam. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma expressed his commitment to preserving this living monument for another 1,000 years, seeking the blessings of ancestors as the beautification works commence.

Speaking at the occasion, Chief Minister Sarma highlighted the pivotal role played by Swargadeo Rudra Singha in shaping Assamese sports, art, and culture through the creation of rangghars. He announced a Rs 140 crore budget for the Rang Ghar Beautification Project, with a projected completion date of 2026.

The Chief Minister also shared significant developmental updates for Sivasagar, including the conversion of Sivasagar College into a university, slated for completion in a short time. The construction of Sivasagar Medical College is set to begin next month. Additionally, a Rs 187 crore project to enhance the road to Nazira at the Dikhoumukh ferry ghat is in the pipeline.

In a noteworthy announcement, Chief Minister Sarma revealed plans to relocate the Sivasagar jail next year stating the government's commitment to infrastructural development. He expressed optimism about the positive transformation in Sivasagar, stating, "The victory of development, karma yajna, has begun in Sivasagar."

Reflecting on Assam's progress, Chief Minister Sarma lauded the state's journey of the past three years, asserting, "In the absence of an atmosphere of agitation, Assam has moved on to 30 years. It is our time to stand on our own feet." He commended the government's efficient approach, stating, "No one imagined that this government speaks less and does more work."

Stating a vision for a harmonious Assam, Chief Minister Sarma advocated for science over movement, urging a shift towards a vibrant environment without agitation. "Our aim is to make Assam one of the best states in India," he said.