Facts for Prelims (FFP)
Context: The Rang Ghar amphitheatre (large open area surrounded by rows of seats sloping upwards) in Assam’s Sivasagar district has drawn criticism after a laser show projecting “religious symbols” as part of PM’s 100th Man Ki Baat episode celebration.
About Rang Ghar:
Rang Ghar is a historical two-story amphitheatre, built during the reign of Swargadeo Pramatta Singha in the mid-18th century and served as a royal pavilion and amphitheatre during the Ahom dynasty. It is considered Asia’s first amphitheatre and is known for its unique octagonal shape and architectural features, including an inverted boat-shaped roof topped with stone crocodiles.