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Cultural Research Centre for Gurkhas to be set up in Guwahati

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

Chief Minister Sarbananda today said his government will set up a Cultural Research Centre for Gurkhas in the state capital.

A plot of land will also be provided where statues of three legendary figures of the Gurkha community - Chabilal Upadhaya, Bhakta and Dalbir Singh Lohar - would be installed in recognition of their role in strengthening the demographic diversities of the state.

"Gurkhas are an integral part of the larger demographic profile of Assam, and together they have contributed immensely to strengthen the socio-cultural fabric of the state," said.

Members of three organisations representing the Gurkha community - Asom Nepali Sahitya Sabha, and Asom Gurkha Sammelan - met the CM today and apprised him of the problems faced by the community.

also met a delegation of the All Bengali Youth Students' Federation and assured them of appropriate steps for resolving various issues raised by them.

He said the government will the extend all possible measures to people of the Bengali community for their socio-economic and cultural development.

With regard to alleged encumbrances related to the National Register of Citizens, Sonowal assured the Bengali students' delegation to take up the matter with the NRC to remove bottlenecks.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 22:55 IST