Correspondent DHUBRI, May 27 - A Heritage Walk titled ‘The Historic Marvels of Dhubri Town’ was organised by Sahapedia, India Heritage Walks in collaboration with the District Museum of Dhubri on Sunday.
Senior journalist Bijoy Kumar Sharma introducing the statue of Queen Victoria to the students. – Photo: Dhubri Correspondent
The heritage trail involved walking through the lanes of Dhubri town and exploring the town’s rich heritage buildings, art and architecture.
The walk was led by senior journalist and social worker Bijoy Kumar Sharma. Over 30 heritage enthusiasts, including students from Dhubri Girls’ College participated in the walk and listened with rapt attention to interesting facts and historical stories shared during the trail.
The walk covered 13 prominent sites of the town and started with an introductory session under the shade of the imposing marble statue of Queen Victoria.
The group then marched towards the iconic Govt Boys’ Higher Secondary School which itself has stood witness to many historical accounts of the town,
Sharma apprised the students about the early education of Dr Bhupen Hazarika and Jyoti Basu in this institution. This was followed with a stopover near the 17th century Armenian Church of Dhubri, District Museum, Gurudwara, Panch Peer Dargah, Netai Dhubuni Ghat, Meteorological Tower etc., to name only a few of the heritage spots.
“Heritage walks act as a tool for engaging youth and provide deeper insights into heritage awareness. Such walks also help in promoting action for the protection and preservation of the rich heritage,” said Sharma.
He also added that Mrinmoy Das, District Museum Officer, informed that this time the Heritage Walk was specially designed for imparting heritage education involving physical walking around the sites, allowing personal observations and offering several nuances of the heritage buildings in their original context.
“The idea behind the walk is to create awareness and interest about the town’s heritage, educate the locals about the existing historical buildings and inform them about various aspects of heritage, history, art, architecture, both tangible and intangible,” mentioned Das.