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Assam government to build museum in the name of Sarbananda Singha

The Assam government will construct a museum after the name of first ruler of Matak Kingdom Sarbananda Singha at Chabua.

Chief minister Sarbanadna Sonowal, while chairing a meeting with five organizations belonging to the Matak community in Guwahati on January 30, said that the museum at Chabua will showcase the cultural, social, historical and spiritual heritage associated with the Matak community.

In the meeting, the organizations submitted a memorandum consisting of various demands and requested the chief minister’s intervention for the fulfilment of their demands.

Responding to one of the demands for a permanent bhawan for the Matak community in Guwahati, Sonowal asked deputy commissioner Kamrup (Metro) to allot a land in the city. He also said that he would provide Rs 1 crore for the construction of the bhawan.

The meeting also decided to prepare a roadmap for the preservation of heritage sites of the Matak community scattered in different parts of the state. Sonowal also informed the meeting that granting of ST status to Matak community is in advanced stage of its implementation and maintained that the government would accord ST status to Matak community without compromising the rights and privileges of other existing ST communities.

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