Thursday, 6 June 2013

OBC hostel in the offing

From our Correspondent
SILCHAR, May 3: With a view to enable a better scope of education for the OBC students, Rajib Locan Pegu, Minister of the Department of Welfare of Plain Tribes and Backward Classes (WPT and BC) laid foundation stone for a hostel here recently. The RCC hostel, worth Rs 2.49 crore, will incorporate 100 boys and girls.

While addressing the gathering at Bhubeneswar Sadhu Thakur Sevashram, situated just behind the hostel site, underlined the importance of such hostel in the town for the students belonging to other backward caste. Lauding the efforts of Bishnupriya Manipuri Development Council for taking the initiative to establish the hostel, he said that any community would develop only through education. He pointed out that he would try his best to facilitate development of all the diverse communities of the State for overall development of the State.

The minister added that the entire garden blossoms only when each flower blooms. It was his opinion that there was no replacement of education. He hoped that the hostel would be benefitted for the needy and brilliant students.

The hostel, sponsored by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, will come as a boon for some of the students who could not pursue their higher education due to lack of proper accommodation in and around the town.

Kabindra Purkayastha, MP, while speaking on the occasion, brought into focus the various public issues of the valley and sought the intervention of the visiting Minister. Throwing light on the unprecedented erosion of river Barak at Tarapur Shibbari area, he said that the people living around the area have been living their life in distress and misery. He added that it has been a recurring menace for the inhabitants of the area for the last 30 years.

Seeking the intervention of the Minister of WPT and BC into the matter, the MP said that if the erosion continues, then the day is not far when the surface communication through this route will come to a halt. Echoing Pegu, the MP also appreciated the efforts of the members of BMDC and exhorted them to continue their good works for the larger interest of the society.

In her speech, Sushmita Dev, MLA and the chairperson of Silchar Municipal Board, said that due to the availability of proper land, various governmental schemes remained unimplemented. She, however, assured that she was looking after the issue and would resolve the problems. Appreciating the government, Dev highlighted the different schemes and projects of the government and urged the common people to take benefit of these schemes.
Courtesy: Sentinel
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