I like the advertisement of the Gujarat Tourism by the Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan. Gujarat tourism becomes more attractive and demanding for the people by this sort of steps. I personally appreciate Gujarat Government for this intelligent step to get attracted and focused by the world. Undoubtedly Gujarat has its own rich heritage which should be given proper importance and should be preserved properly also.
But still, I can say that Assam has its own beauty and dignity in terms of culture itself. Assam is not behind of any other state in heritage and culture. But we are always carrying a question mark in our mind regarding its position at the both National and International platform. We are not confirmed about how many people of our country know about our culture, about our custom or about the community also. I am quite doubtful with the rest of the Indian people about the knowledge of our land. Some times, I even have to explain them about the exact location of our home land on the India map….which honestly hurts me a lot.
If people are searching our Assam on the India map at the south part or some where else, then it is obviously the most embarrassing moment for we people. We have to get recognized first through the eyes of our own country people, and then it can be placed at the International platform. We, all the Assamese people, should first try to place ourselves in the eyes of every one in our country, should introduce our very own culture, should make them realized about our rich heritage and then only we can enrich our heritage more than before.
Once we got recognized properly by the world, then the good judgment of preserving our culture will come automatically to the heart of every Assamese people. To get focused in the eyes of the rest of the people, we should follow some steps like Gujarat Government who did not leave a single step behind to place its heritage in front of the world. We should be rich enough not only by our culture but also by the infrastructure.
I simply ask our Assam tourism to think for our culture again seriously.