By Our Kokrajhar Web Desk
Kokrajhar (Assam) , Jan 29: Assam minister for Education, Finance, PWD, Health and Family Welfare etc. Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday laid the foundation stone of Government Model College at Koila Moila under Bijni Civil Sub- Division, Chirang in the presence of Pramod Boro, Chief Executive Member (CEM), Bodoland Territorial Region (BTR).
Addressing the gathering, minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma said, ‘Today is very special day for all the citizens of BTR, as from today itself, we are starting the construction of Government Model College at Koila Moila, a very remote area under Chirang district with an aim of providing quality higher education to the students this area. In a government college, government arranges everything right from appointment of teachers, staff, construction of buildings etc. in the interest of public. Therefore, all the students irrespective of poor or rich of this area will now have proper scope for pursuing education in their locality’.
He hoped that this government college would become a premiere institution and will be a sought after educational hub in the area in the years to come. “It is pleasure to be involved to establish such college as it will help render better education to the people of Nichima area’, he said.
The minister informed that the state government would spend 16 crores in the first financial year for the college that would come up with an academic building, profesors’ quarters, principal’s residence, boundary wall etc.
The construction of building for the college would complete within 18 months and after completion the classes would start both for the arts and science streams in the college.
He informed that along with establishment of model colleges in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri district, they have decided to set up such colleges each in all 40 constituencies of BTC for bringing total changes in the education sector.
The new government college would be known as Nichima Model College.
In his speech, Boro said that it was a historic day for the people of Koila Moila area as they never expected such an institution in their area. He hoped that this college would able to give quality education in order to create quality human resources in the area.
He further said, ‘Earlier, the students of this area had to travel for 25 kms distance for college education, as there were no colleges in area except at Bangaigaon College and Bijni college.
He thanked Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma for their continued support to the BTR authorities .
Abhiram Mahanayak, Deputy Speaker, BTCLA, Ranjit Basumatary, EM, BTC for Forest, Deputy Commissioner, Chirang Gautam Talukdar, Superintendent of Police Sudhakar Singh, MCLAs Pradip Bayan, James Basumatary and Madhab Chandra Chetry were also present at the programme.