KOKRAJHAR, JAN 29: Assam minister for Education, Finance, PWD, Health and Family Welfare etc. Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday laid the foundation stone for 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 and rich of this area will now have proper scope for pursuing education at their locality’.
He hoped that this government college would be a premiere and much sought in the area in the years to come. “It is pleasure in being able to establish such college as it will help render better education to the people of Nichima area’, he said. The minister further informed that the state government would spend 16 crores in the first financial year for the college that would come up with academic building, profesors’ quarters, principal’s residence, boundary wall etc. ‘He hoped that the construction of building for the college would complete within 18 months and after its completion of construction work, they would start classes for both arts and science streams in the college. He further informed that along with establishment of model colleges in Chirang, Baksa and Udalguri district, they had decided to set up such colleges each in all 40 constituencies of BTC for bringing total changes in the education sector including their planning to construct new stadiums at each districts of BTR.
On the occasion, he declared the name of this government college as Nichima Model College stating that it was desired name by Pramod Boro too.
In his speech, Pramod Boro said that this was a historic day for the people of Koila Moila area as they never expected such institution in their area. He hoped that this college would able to give good education so as to create quality human resources in the area. He further said, ‘Earlier, the students of this area will have to go 25 kms distance for college education, as there were no colleges in area except studying at Bangaigaon College and Bijni college. But it is going to be over now, because of establishment of government model college in the area’. He thanked the Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma for their tremendous support to BTR authority.
He assured of proving bicycles to 22 thousand boy students from the BTC in his speech.
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 in the programme.