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ASSAM: Charaideo Maidams in Assam likely to get UNESCO heritage tag by this year.

JANKRANTI NEWS (ASSAM): The Chief Minister of Assam Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Maidams of Charaideo which is a burial mounds of Ahom royals are set to attain the UNESCO World Heritage Site status by the end of this year.

CM Sarma praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dedication to Assam, urged the public to support him for the third consecutive term.

CM Sarma addressing an election rally at Charaideo under the Jorhat Lok Sabha seat of Assam recounted his meeting with PM Modi where he had placed the request for recommending the ‘Charaideo Maidams’ as the country’s nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage site tag.

Out of the 386 Maidams explored so far, 90 royal burials (maidams) at Charaideo of Assam are the best preserved and representative examples of this tradition.

CM Sarma also stated that Assam holds a special place for the PM Modi which is evident in his donning the ‘gamusa’ (The Assamese traditional scarf/ towel) on numerous occasions. One such occasion is also cited by CM Sarma in his election rally that when PM Modi went to take the COVID vaccine, PM Modi had worn the ‘gamusa’. Later, when Sarma asked him why he has choosen it, PM Modi told Sarma that the gamusa gives him courage.

PM Modi’s recent night stay in Kaziranga National Park of Assam attracted further international attention to the tourist site.

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