Saturday, March 23, 2013

Work on Bhupen memorial begins

GUWAHATI: The construction work for a grand memorial in memory of BhupenHazarika has finally began at the cremation site of the singer situated on the Gauhati University campus.

The state cultural affairs directorate has recently completed demarcation of around five bighas of land at the cremation site, which will give momentum to the
plans of constructing the memorial. Simultaneously, the state public works department (PWD) has also started construction of the entry gate to the site.

"The directorate of cultural affairs, Assam, wants to develop the cremation site of Bhupen Hazarika as a permanent memorial. We have demarcated the area around the cremation site which was very necessary to execute the plan. Gauhati University has also given a considerable plot of land for developing the memorial," said Madhurima Barua Sen, director of cultural affairs, Assam. Click here to read the full story 
Source : The Times of India , 22 March 2013