by NEWSNER , 2021-08-04 15:18:14
Assam Chief Minister Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma paid a visit to the Patbaushi Satra in Barpeta today, which was Gurujona Srimanta Sankardev's workplace. He inspected Gurjona memorabilia in the satra and spoke with the satradhikar, management committees, and devotees.
After learning that the satra's 'pathak' Kamalakanta Das was suffering from a serious ailment, the Chief Minister handed over a cheque for Rs 1 lakh from the CM's relief fund for his medical treatment.
Later, speaking to reporters, the Chief Minister stated that Gurujona, whose birthplace was Bardowa, spent 18 years and 6 months of his life at Patbaushi Satra, where he created some of his best and most timeless works.
A huge project for the development of Gurujona's birthplace Batadrava Than has already begun, and actions will be done to conserve and protect Patbaushi Satra, which will be approved in the cabinet meeting, he said.
During the Chief Minister's visit, Industry and Commerce Minister Chandra Mohan Patowary, Satradhikar of NaruwaSatraDebanandaDebaGoswami, Sundaridiya Satra Satradhikar Janardan Adhikari, and Kumarkuchi Satra Satradhikar Ratnakanta Adhikari were also present.
Later, the Chief Minister paid a visit to Sri Sri Patbaushi Satra, which was established by Sri Sri Damodar Dev, and offered his prayers. He examined the sasipat texts and other precious materials on the island. The Chief Minister was cordially greeted at the satra by the satradhikar and other members of the management committee.
In his address to the devotees, he stated that the current state government is committed to preserving and protecting the satriya culture for future generations of the state, and that the two satras at Patbaushi, which have been sanctified by the gurujonas, would be protected.