Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb today assured that the State Government would take necessary steps so that the contributions of Tripura’s Kings are recognized by Visva Bharati University.
The Chief Minister said this when a delegation of Purvaudaya, an apolitical NGO, led by Alka Sinha (president) went to meet him at his residence today.
The Purvaudaya delegates placed a demand seeking government initiative for recognition of former Tripura Kings by Visva-Bharati University.
During discussions, the Purvaudaya delegation informed the Chief Minister that on last Feb 21, 2020 a team the organization led by General secretary Niti Deb had visited Santiniketan, West Bengal and called on Vice Chancellor of Visva-Bharati Prof. Bidyut Chakrabarty.
The Purvaudaya team in a written memorandum had requested the Vice Chancellor to take appropriate steps so that the contributions of Tripura Kings from Maharaja Bir Chandra Manikya Bahadur to Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya Bahadur are properly and adequately recognized by the Visva-Bharati.
The delegation also informed the Chief Minister that the Vice Chancellor gave a patient hearing to their demands and expressed his desire to take some initiatives in this regard.
The Chief Minister in his response to the Purvaudaya delegates said, “Our Govt is keen and already working to take forward the ideals and contributions of the former Tripura Kings and will take necessary steps to meet the demand.”