Staff Correspondent JORHAT, Feb 5 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today inaugurated the Golaghat Engineering College at Bogorijeng in Golaghat district. The college built at a cost of Rs 50 crore spreading over 30.85 bighas, is the sixth engineering college in the State with a capacity of 180 students.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal addressing the inaugural function of Golaghat Engineering College in Golaghat, on Tuesday. – UB Photos
In his address, Sonowal stated that his Government was according top priority to enhance the education scenario of the State to provide quality education to the students and create a top-class human resource pool so that the educated youths could contribute to the economic growth and also find ample employment opportunities.
Sonowal said that the Government has taken a series of initiatives to accelerate the economic growth in the State. He urged the students’ community to work hard and sincere move ahead to pursue their careers.
Terming 21st century as a century of competition, he asked the young generation to keep themselves abreast of the scientific developments taking place across the globe and march ahead to prove their prowess in the present world order. He also said that under the leadership of Prime Minister the economy of the country has witnessed an unprecedented development propelled by digital transaction, tax simplification etc. He also expressed the hope that the people of the country will witness more development in the days to come.
Participating in the function, State Education Minister, Siddhartha Bhattacharya said that the Government has a plan to expand the Golaghat Engineering College and carry out beautification in the campus. He also spoke about several initiatives undertaken by the Government in the education sector.
The programme was attended by MLA Ajanta Neog, Principal Secretary of Higher Education Maninder Singh, Director Technical Education Mousumi Baruah and a host of other dignitaries.
Meanwhile, a group of activists belonging to several organizations opposing the Citizenship Bill burnt the effigy of Sonowal in front of the Golaghat Deputy Commissioner’s office and carried black flags demanding withdrawal of the Bill.