Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Update : Construction of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Memorial

Dainik Asam , 10 July 2013


Highlights of the project ( except from the letter ) :  
As part of the effort to commemorate the Legend Dr. Bhupen Hazarika, Government of Assam proposes to construct a Memorial with the following vision:
*Memorial would be symbol of serenity and respect like “Rajghat” evoking a solemn and divine feeling.
*Memorial will be a landscape monument with burning flame. Tree and greenery should be planned in a manner to give out the colors of the season year long. Local flowering trees which find frequent mention in Dr. Hazarika’s songs would be given preference.
*Songs in Dr. Bhupen Hazarika’s own voice will be played in fixed hours in the morning and evening. The morning slots would be of devotional songs sung by Dr. Hazarika while evening slots go to inspiring songs sung by him. Recording of speeches will be played in special occasion.
*Lights and water bodies should be designed to complement each other to plan the changing colors in a programmed manner.
*Exhibition of photographs on life of Dr. Hazarika should be displayed in a memorial along with a souvenir shop. A reading room will also be setup to read books on Dr. Hazarika and written by him.
*There should be an adequate parking along with rest room facilities.
*A Small open air theater in the precincts.
*Gardens will have statues of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika in various poses – Singing, Composing, Shooting films. Etc.
*To maintain solemnity of the space, effective design should incorporate noise pollution reduction.
Project Budget
Govt. has provisioned a Budget of Rs.10.00 Cr. (Rupees Ten Crores) for developing the said Monument / Memorial.
Project Area
The proposed site of the memorial is located at Jalukbari covering an estimated area of 5 bighas & 3 Kakhas .