With a vision to make the historically, architecturally, mythologically and culturally rich and vibrant Sivasagar district of Assam as a much sought after tourist hotspot in the world tourism map, the Deputy Commissioner of Sivasagar MS Lakshmi Priya has plunged into a mission and launched ‘Soulful Sivasagar’.
The Deputy Commissioner has been preparing a comprehensive plan with a dedicated team of officers and staff. She has also called on the local public, historians, academicians and socio-cultural and literary organisations to extend their support to make the dream of a ‘Soulful Sivasagar’ a reality.
In this regard, to prepare a comprehensive and tourist-friendly road map, the Deputy Commissioner along with her team and some noted historians like Dilip Buragohain, Jiten Borpatra Gohain embarked upon a journey to the prominent tourism and archaeological sites spread across the length and breadth of the district on October 18th, 2019.
The team has visited Gaurisagar tank and temple (doul); Namdang Silar Sako; Na- Pukhuri archaeological site; Purani Pukhuri; Pohugarh; Jagaddhatri Doul/ Lakhisagar; Fakua Doul,; Haragauri Doul; Joysagar tank and temples; Ghanashyam’s House; Talatal Ghar; Rang Ghar; Sivasagar tank and temples; Jamuna; and Gargaon Palace.
On the culmination of the journey, the Deputy Commissioner envisaged that with the beauty and bounty of the district dedicated team efforts and proper planning, support and participation of the public will surely place Sivasagar as a pivotal tourist destination in the world tourism map.
Photo credit: District Administration, Sivasagar Facebook page