From our Correspondent
DIMORIA, June 27: Prolonged negligence on the part of Assam Education Department has sounded the death knell of half-a-century-old 'Bigyan Mandir' (Science Bhavan). The Bhavan bears testimony to the negligence meted out to it by the department concerned.
Set up by the State Government way back in 1957, the Science Bhavan was equipped with all facilities for spread and teaching of science courses of primary and middle schools. It was the place where science teachers used to bring their students to give them the very concept of science topics, way of functioning of science theories etc., with the help of facilities made available there. Science project works displaying various scientific phenome were also available in this bhavan.
However, at present the State Education Department has made this educatiol insfrastructure a holy stink. It is now gasping for life. All facilities available here are now lying idle and out or work due to prolonged lack of upkeep. The building is now a place where stray cattle, stray dogs and other animals stay. This has also become a haven for antisocial elements in the area.
The Bhavan has an instructor and a number of fourth-grade employees who draw their salaries without doing anything worthwhile, as the bhavan is almost defunct now. With the State Education Department neglecting to do anything worthwhile for the upkeep of the Bhavan, its property, especially its landed property, is slowly falling on wrong hands. The Dimoria is infamous for landgrabbers being on the prowl. The unfenced landed area of the Bhavan, according to the local people, has made a section of landgrabbers to encroach upon land.
Of late the Bhavan hit headlines in the media when a youth committed suicide in an abandoned room of the Bhavan. The building of the Bhavan is in ramshackle now due to lack of upkeep. If the Department concerned does not take proper steps to revive the Bhavan it will soon be a thing of the past.