Guwahati: Visiting Chamaguri Satra (Vaisnavite monastery) in Majuli river island, which is famous for itsage-old practice of  mask making,  AssamGovernor Jagdish recently commented that saint, philosopher, socialreformer Srimanta Sankardeva reshaped the Assamese society in fifteen century.He also added that  Satras are still playing a significant role to uphold the ideals of the Gurujona.The Governor along withthe first lady also interacted with the Satradhikar and other devotees. He admittedthat the range of mask-making processes mesmerized him. “It is an importantform of traditional art and the entire process about the mask making is quitecrafty and unique and the final output is that the mask becomes  so realthat it feels like original characters of the Indian epics,” he added.The mask making processwas showcased by Satriya artiste Khagen Goswami and Bhaona was also organizedthere by the Satra authority, where some epic scenes from the Ramayana weredepicted by the artistes. Later Governor Mukhi visited Dakshinpat Satrawhere he witnessed a cultural program performed by young  Satriya performers.Majuliis the cradle of Satriya culture which reflects the identity of beautiful Assamand they are carrying the ethos of Vaishnavite far and wide transcending allboundaries. He expressed hope that Majuli Cultural University, which is uniquein several ways in imparting education of the rich & colourful culture ofthe land, is being developed into a centre of excellence for cultural educationin the north-eastern region.Speakingabout the government’s efforts for the enrichment  of Satras, GovernorMukhi stated that encroachment is one ofthe major problems that Satras had faced. However, the BJP-led government hastaken decisive steps to free Satra-lands from encroachment. He also called uponeverybody in Majuli to work concertedly to uphold the spirit of the Satras,which are the foundation of Vaishnavite culture.