ITRHD-Jharkhand Govt ink MoU to develop Maluti

By Abha Manakatala - Wed Jun 24, 3:12 pm

In a move aimed at developing Maluti village,a Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Ranchi today between Jharkhand Government and Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development.

The MoU was signed by Avinash Kumar,Secretary,Art,Culture and Sports, Jharkhand Government and ITRHD’s Ambassador for Rural Tradition (HART).It was signed in presence of Jharkhand Chief Secretary Rajiv Gauba,Principal Secretary(Finance)Amit Khare and Madam Bhushan HK Mishra.

“With this MoU signed today,the temples and Maluti village will be maintained and developed scientifically:,said Gauba.Toward the same end,the Departments connected with Road,Culture,Sports,Skill,Health,etc will be involved.A Tourisn centre will be set up there.

Incidentally,BJP government led by Chief Minister Raghubar Das had displayed the historical and cultural background of Maluti in New Delhi on the Republic Day parade on January 26.The display had made the state Public Relation Department led by its Director AK Pandey,who had taken the lead to promote Maluti,secure second position in India.

Maluti,a village with 72 temples in Dumka,had come into limelight in fifteenth century as the capital of Nankar Raj (Tax-Free Kingdom).

“The kingdom was awarded to one Basanta Roy of village Katigram by Sultan Alauddin Hussan Shah of Gaura (1495–1525)”,states Wikipedia.”. Son of a poor Brahmin Basanta managed to catch the pet hawk of the sultan and gave it back to the sultan. In lieu of the hawk (Baj), Basanta was given the kingdom.

Hence, the king was called Raja Baj Basanta. The capital of Baj Basanta dynasty was in Damra. Later it was shifted to Maluti. The royal family was very pious.”

Now,with the Das government’s move,Maluti is set to develop and become a cite of attraction for the tourists.

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