Assam governor lays foundation for Vaishnav tourism centre

10 Sep 2018

Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi has laid the foundation stone for infrastructure development of the cultural and tourism centre at Madhupur Satra, seat of Vaishnav culture, in West Bengal's Cooch Behar district.
The project, worth Rs 2 crore, is expected to be completed in 12 months and include construction of guest house with a capacity for 500 and a 'bhog ghar'. The project is a part of transforming Madhupur Satra into cultural tourism centre, an official release said.
Mukhi laid the foundation stone of another project, 'Protection and Development of Madhupur Satra' which involves construction of school-cum-cultural centre, renovation of "Kirtan Ghar", construction of conference hall, among others. The Governor, during his visit to the Satra, paid his obeisance and prayed for the welfare of all sections of the society.
He also said on the occasion that transforming Madhupur Satra into a cultural and tourism centre would go a long way in fulfilling Shankardev's dream of taking Vaishnavite culture all around and accord equal status to everybody irrespective of caste, creed and status.
The Satra was built in the 16th century and is a treasure trove of historical documents and manuscripts. It is also the final resting place of the great Vaishnavite saint Srimanta Sankardev. PTI