Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Asam Sahitya Sabha reconstructs history

The historical Chandrakanta Bhawan, the headquarters of Asam Sahitya Sabha, is all set to reopen “very soon” in Jorhat. A new building constructed at the old site is nearing completion with finishing touches being given to its interiors.

Worried over subsidence of the old building and constant waterlogging in the last few years, the Sabha had embarked on an ambitious plan to construct the new building by pulling down the old structure to preserve priceless literary artefact, documents and books that bear testimony to the heritage of the largest socio-literary organisation of the state.

The state government had sanctioned Rs 1.15 crore for a new building, a modern auditorium with a stage on the first floor of the adjoining Radhakanta Bhawan and a sculpture near the boundary walls of the new-look Chandrakanta Bhawan to showcase Assam’s rich literary and cultural heritage.

Full report here Telegraph

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