September 4, 2018
North Bengal Development Department to reconstruct Rajrajeshwari Hall in Kurseong
The North Bengal Development Department has undertaken the construction of Rajrajeshwari Hall in Kurseong.
The heritage — Rajrajeshwari Hall had been torched during the political unrest in the Hills in 2017.
The Rajrajeshwari Hall under the Bengali Association of Kurseong has a rich history. Rai Bahadur Sashi Bhusan Dey had started a Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Kurseong, in memory of his late son who had died from this disease.
While he was in Kurseong, the local Bengalis approached him for his patronage in constructing a Hall for the Bengali Association to meet. Being a philanthropist, he built the Rajrajeshwari Hall in the name of his wife just below the TB Sanatorium. Thus, it was built in 1930.
Along with this, the department has also taken up the project of constructing a Subash Ghising memorial community Hall in Kurseong.