From A Correspondent
TANGLA, Sept 18: Opposing the compulsion of English as a medium of instruction in major courses in colleges under Bodoland University, inquiry into alleged anomalies in B.Ed admission of R.C Sahariah Teachers’ Training College ,Tangla and opposing establishment of 4 model degree colleges in the me of Deendayal Upadhaya in BTAD the activists of Tangla unit All Assam Students’ Union(AASU) along with hundreds of school and college students staged a one hour road blockade programme at Tangla Charali SH-4 (Mangaldai-Bhutiachang road) on Monday. Hundreds of students and AASU activists led by Pranjal Deka and Rinku Deka President and Secretary of Tangla unit carrying placards raised slogans against the government.
Addressing the mammoth gathering AASU Assistant General Secretary Jayanta Kr. Bhattacharjya said that by making English as a medium of instruction compulsory in major subjects in colleges under Bodoland University vicious circles has hatched conspiracy to demolish the existence of Assamese language. He further said, “The BTC accord speaks of equal rights and development of every indigenous people living in BTC region but contrary to that by making English language compulsory the vercular medium students future is at bleak.”
Students would seek admission in English medium schools making way for the diminishing the vercular schools and the Assamese language.” He exhorted the Sonowal led state government to work as per their popular phrase “Jati,Mati and Bheti” and work towards safeguarding the interest of the indigenous people.
Bhattacharjya alleged that the Education Minister for his vested interest has been acting at his discretion and in no means the students’ body would allow for establishment of model degree colleges in BTAD in me of Deen Dayal Upadhaya who has no contributions to Assam.
Bhattacharya alleged that there have been anomalies in B.Ed admission of R.C Sahariah Teachers’ Training College of Tangla. He alleged that many meritorious students have been deprived of admission. He exhorted the state government to set up at least one B.Ed colleges in every district.
Talking to The Sentinel Chairman of R.C Sahariah Educatiol Trust and former MLA Mridula Sahariah refuted allegations and said that vested circles for their selfish and divisive interest has been spreading rumours without knowing the fact. She said that complete admission procedure is transparent and the teachers’ training college has 100 seats and more then 350 students applied for the admission.