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