Mahasthangarh declared SAARC cultural capital

Mahasthangarh, a famous archeological site in Bogra, has been declared the social capital of South Asian Relationship of Territorial Participation (SAARC) for a time of 2016-17.

A SAARC Social Center group, drove by its chief Wasantha Kotuwella of Sri Lanka, made the declaration on Thursday.

As indicated by the Bureau of Prehistoric studies, the declaration will become effective from 21 January one year from now.

Head administrator Sheik Hasina will introduce Mahasthangarh as the social capital of the SAARC on 21 January 2017, executive general of the antiquarianism office, Altaf Hossain, told Prothom Alo on Thursday.

Mahasthangarh is one of the soonest urban archeological destinations found 13km north of Bogra town in Bangladesh.

It was the old capital of Pundravardhana, home of the Pundra, a gathering of individuals not talking dialects of the Indo-European family.

The site goes back fourth century BC, said educator Shah Sufi Mustafizur Rahman of Jahangirnagar College’s antiquarianism division.

The choice of lifting Mahasthangarh up for the SAARC social capital was right and critical, he included.

“Notwithstanding, just statement of the site as SARRC social capital would not have any effect. The powers ought to approach to use the social money to advance our social convention,” said Shah Sufi Mustafizur Rahman.

As the SARRC social capital, Mahasthangarh will assume to host celebrations and social projects consistently.

Consistently, an archeologically and socially rich city in the one of the eight SAARC nations is pronounced as the social capital for a year.

Bamiyan, a noteworthy city of Afghanistan, was the SAARC social capital for 2015-16.

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