Clock tower installation
at Biswanath Chariali.
GUWAHATI/BISWANATH CHARIALI (June 8, 2014)
A clock tower will be installed here tomorrow under the aegis of
Biswanath Festival Celebration Committee and Power Grid with special
efforts of Narayan Konwar, SDO (C) in charge of Biswanath sub-division
at an estimated cost of Rs 8 (eight) lakhs.
Claimed to be the second clock tower of North-East India, the 46-feet
tall and 4 feet radius structure has three electro-magnetic clocks
bought from Chennai. The significance of the tower is that there are
nine terracotta relief works on its body which displays the different
ethnic cultures of the area, including the Dragon of the Ahom era,
the 'Bhaluk Goshain' of the historical 'Gupta Kashi' of Biswanath,
Satriya Dance, Sree Sree Gangmou Thaan set up by Srimanta Sankardeva
at Borgang, Bihu Dance, Bagrumba dance of the Bodos, Karbi Dance,
Nepali Dance, Jhumur of the tea tribes and Zikir, the immortal creation
of Ajan Fakir.
The terracotta relief work has been done by renowned artist Shiva
Prasad Marar. The tower, installed at the entrance to Biswanath Chariali
town by National Highway-15 towards the east, will play a special
role in promoting the town as a tourist spot.
It may be mentioned that the funds spent in constructing the tower
has come from the balance money of Biswanath Festival and an amount
of Rs 7 lakhs donated by Power Grid.
Courtesy: by SDO (C) office release.