Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday graced the closing ceremony of Gossaigaon College’s golden jubilee celebration and also the third triennial conference of United People’s Party Liberal (UPPL) at Chandrapara in Kokrajhar. Addressing the gathering at Gossaigaon, CM Sarma lauded the role of the historic institute of higher learning, which was established in 1971. He exuded confidence that the college would continue to work towards dispersal of quality education in western Assam.
Referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s appeal of utilising the next 25 years as Azadi Ka Amrit Kaal so as to ensure the nation reaches its rightful place on every fronts on crossing 100 years of Independence, Sarma urged upon everyone associated with Gossaigaon College to ensure their institute play it’s due role in it. He further appealed to the teaching staff and students to work towards transforming their college into a temple of wisdom and knowledge.
He promised to sincerely look into all the proposals received from the college management for its educational and infrastructural development. Announcing a grant amounting Rs one crore for completion of the under-construction college auditorium, Sarma also assured necessary measures for the start of post-graduate courses in all subjects and streams in the institution within a period of three years. Referring to Gossaigaon as one of the lesser developed areas, Sarma in presence of minister Urkhao Gwra Brahma, legislator Jiron
Basumatary, Kokrajhar district magistrate Barnali Deka with other dignitaries, promised to draw up a concrete plan for infrastructural and other needs of the sub-division.
Later Sama attended the UPPL conference and praised the current Bodoland Territorial Region administration led by Promod Boro, who also happens to be the UPPL chief. Referring to BTR as a glaring example of how a once restive region can transform itself into a peaceful entity, Sarma credited Boro’s leadership and the co-operation of the general public belonging to all ethnic communities inhabiting the 6th schedule area.
He pointed out that all communities inhabiting BTR should forget the bitter experiences of the past and walk hand-in-hand towards a new dawn and era of peace & progress. Sarma also announced a grant of Rs
150 crore for construction of a state-of-the-art sports stadium in Kokrajhar, which should be helpful in nurturing and recognition of sporting talents among the youths of BTR.