Guwahati, May 26: As a part of sequel of measures that he has been taking since he has assumed his responsibilities, Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday visited Basistha Ashram in the city and took stock of its different facilities available for the devotees and announced to donate 10 lakhs from his discretionary fund for the development of Basistha ashram.
Basistha Ashram is one of the oldest seats of religious and cultural tourism in the city which has been drawing devotees and tourists in huge numbers since decades. Governor Prof. Mukhi said that since Basistha Ashram is one of the attraction for the tourists in Guwahati, it has become pertinent to upgrade its amenities. The Governor talked to the Temple Management Committee and Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M) Virendra Mittal and asked to prepare a broad road map to upgrade its tourists facilities.
The Temple Management Committee also apprised the Governor on various issues which needed urgent attention by the district administration. The Governor said that he would look into every possible measures to upgrade the facilities in and around the temple like providing with safe drinking water, maintain cleanliness in and around the temple campus, additional construction, security measures etc.
It may be noted that after Umananda Temple where the Governor undertook similar activities, Governor Prof.Mukhi now vowed to facelift the Basistha Ashram to promote its global importance as one of the places of religious and cultural tourism.