Fact Check: Bhaskaravda will not be used as an official calendar in Assam but as a part of the official calendar, viral posts are misleading
According to the Vishvas News investigation, the state government has not declared the Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) as a Government calendar. Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) will be added to the already existing Saka and Gregorian of the government calendar from now on. So this viral post is misleading.
- By Vishvas News
- Updated: November 27, 2021
Guwahati (Vishvas News): Various posts on social media have gone viral in recent times claiming that Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) will be used as the official calendar of Assam. Various social media users have been sharing this viral post. Even some media outlets have reported the news. However, according to the Vishvas News investigation, it has been decided to use Bhaskarabda not as an official calendar in Assam but as part of the official calendar. The viral post is misleading.
What is this viral post?
Facebook page Galaxy Classes shared this viral post on October 21, 2021 and wrote :
असम का नया कैलेंडर | हाल ही में असम सरकार ने घोषणा की है कि लूनी-सोलर कैलेंडर- ‘भास्करब्दा’ को राज्य में आधिकारिक कैलेंडर के रूप में उपयोग किया जायेगा। वर्तमान में, असम सरकार का आधिकारिक कैलेंडर शक कैलेंडर और ग्रेगोरियन कैलेंडर का उपयोग करता है।
English translation of the post –
New Calendar of Assam | Recently, the Assam government has announced that the Luni-Solar Calendar – Bhaskarbada; will be used as an official calendar in the state. Currently, the official calendar of the Assam government uses the Shaka calendar and the Gregorian calendar.
Similar posts have also been reported by other social media groups in various ways.
Below is a link like this –
You can view the archive link of the post by clicking here.
Vishvas News started searching and saw links of various news items while searching with relevant keywords on Google. According to these reports, the Bhaskarabda Calendar will be added to the government calendar in Assam from now on.
During our investigation, we found news on the website of The Hindu newspaper. It mentioned that in addition to Saka and Gregorian, the Bhaskarabda calendar will also be added to the official calendar of Assam from now on. You can read this news by clicking the link below. –
We found a post on the Twitter profile of Assam Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma. According to the post, General Administration Department has decided that from now on the Bhaskarabda calendar will also be added to the official calendar of Assam. You can see that in the link below.
No official calendar news mentions that only Bhaskarabda will be used as an official calendar. Presently, the official calendar makes use of the Saka calendar and the Gregorian calendar. However, the Bhaskarabda calendar will also be used by the government of Assam from now onwards. The Saka calendar follows the tropical zodiac signs and uses a lunisolar time tracking system whereas the Gregorian calendar is a solar dating system that is used worldwide.
On the other hand, the General Administration Department of the State Government has issued some directions in all government communications in a release dated October 28, 2021. According to the government guideline, all government letters or information should contain dates and years as per the Assamese calendar as well as a Gregorian calendar.
Similarly, in the official communication from their offices, the offices in Barak Valley should mention the date and date as per the Bengali calendar, as well as the Gregorian calendar, and the offices in the Bodoland territorial area in the government communication must use Date and Year as per the Gregorian calendar.
A news link from The Sentinel –
Vishvas News contacted senior Assam Journalist Sidharth Shankar Deka in this connection and share this viral post. He told us that it was a little misleading. The official calendar of Assam has not been declared as a Bhaskarvada calendar but from now on Bhaskarvadawill be added to the already existing Saka and Gregorian calendar.
In the final phase of the investigation, when we scanned the Facebook profile of the page Galaxy Classes. We found that the page is followed by 34642 people.
Conclusion: According to the Vishvas News investigation, the state government has not declared the Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) as a Government calendar. Bhaskarabda (Luni-Solar Calendar) will be added to the already existing Saka and Gregorian of the government calendar from now on. So this viral post is misleading.
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