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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Karimganj Industrial Training Institute (ITI)

KARIMGANJ, Dec 31: The Karimganj Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Surakhsha Chhatra Sanstha staged a sit-in at the BR Ambedkar Park at Karimganj recently reiterating its demand to finalize a permanent site for construction of the Karimganj ITI at Maizgram near Karimganj. Citizens from different sections of the society also participated in the demonstration supporting the demand to finalize the ITI site at Maizgram.

According to the students body, the site, as proposed by the Land Advisory Committee of the district for the purpose, will be suitable for the students and teachers of the institution. Explaining the point, a member of the committee said the proposed site at Maizgram will be near to a railway station, national highway-151, civil hospital and a big daily market. Besides, facilities for modern telecom system can also be availed by the teaching faculty, other staff members and the students of the institution.

 A meeting was also organized and was addressed, among others, by Mahitosh Das, Balram Das, Nirmalya Das, Uttam Majumder, Dipankar Ghosh and Samir Das. Later a delegation comprising chief convenor of the organization Debajyoti Debroy, Biswajit Deb, Soumitro Chakravarty, Rinku Malakar, Nirmalya Das and Dipanker Ghosh submitted a memorandum addressed to the Assam Labour Employment Minister and to the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner demanding that the existing ITI be set up at Maizgram. The students’ body further threatened to resort to vigorous agitation if a decision was not taken within five days in favour of their demand.

According to reports, the existing Karimganj ITI has been functioning in a rented house at Karimganj since 1991 and no suitable plot of land has been found in the vicinity of the town. Now a suitable land at Maizgram has been found but an influential lobby has been trying to mislead the government by demanding the Karimganj ITI to be shifted to Ramkrishna nagar near Hailakandi. THE SENTINEL

1 comment:

H P Roychoudhury said...

I was a student of Karimganj College. I know the area a little if not more. But even after 50 years of my vision I do not see any development. Now I see here a group of youngster is eager to build up IIT center either at Maizram or Ramkrishna Nagar and senior persons are also found it justified in setting the plan. Youngster is the future of the nation. I love this place as I passed my teenage period in this area. Every inch of development of the area and the engagement of every young soul in the process of building the area and the nation at large is a great satisfaction to me as I experienced it at the last stages of life after visiting the different places of the world. I have the opportunity to see and live in London, West Germany and New Jersey. But I find my teenage area is no way inferior to any place of the world and above all the character of young of Cachar. They are fighting for IIT, an Institute, and a center of learning and not for self interest which is most evident in other countries either for drinks, girls or personal luxury. We the seniors should feel proud of ourselves of our youngsters which is due to the long standing cultural tradition prevailing in our country. I am already a retired person of Cotton College who retired from all walks of life at the age of seventy and now only things left for him to see the benefit of common people and wish to poke about against corruption. My personal view is to set up IIT center in both the places but the set up of activity will be different at different centers. Because of the fact is that no one can limit the learning in any boundary. Let the Mechanical part that will involve bigger place be set at Maizgram and the e-learning part be set up at Ramkrishnanagar which would require less space.
[H P Roychoudhury]