HAFLONG: Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated the newly-constructed Arts Block, auditorium and boys' hostel building of Haflong Government College at Haflong on Thursday. Built with a total amount of Rs. 15.35 crore under Non-lapsable Central Pool of Resources (NLCPR) and SOPD (State-Owned Priority Development) schemes, the new infrastructure is expected to give a boost to the academic environment in the Dima Hasao district.
Saying that the Government of Assam will provide Rs. 10 crore for construction of a new Science Block at the college which will be completed within two years, Chief Minister Sarma urged Chief Executive Member NCHAC Debolal Garlosa to identify land for the second campus of the college. There is a plan for introducing PG courses in all subjects in the college, he said.
The Chief Minister also advised the representatives of NCHAC and college authorities to start Assamese spoken course in the college, which will immensely help the students in working across Assam while opening more employment avenues for them.
Education Minister Dr Ranoj Pegu, Water Resource Minister Pijush Hazarika, North Cachar Hills Autonomous Council (NCHAC) CEM Debolal Gorlosa, Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) CEM Tuliram Ronghang, and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
Earlier, the Chief Minister also visited the decade's old naamghar at Haflong and offered his prayers. He interacted with the devotees there and assured to look into the demands of the management committee for infrastructure development. Thereafter, he also paid a visit to Ramkrishna Seva Samiti at Haflong and offered prayers. He interacted with the devotees and took stock of the activities being carried out by the Samiti and various issues faced by them. The Chief Minister assured that the State Government would extend all possible support for strengthening infrastructure of the institution.