Dhubri, August 16: Guardian minister of Dhubri district Ranjeet Kumar Dass on Monday attended the Platinum Jubilee Celebration of BN College and announced a grant of Rs 50 Lakhs from the state for the its infrastructural development and for constricting a symbol to commemorate the 'glorious 75 years' of the premiere institution of Western Assam.
Attending the meeting the Minister unveiled the bust of Bholanath Choudhary, who donated the 54 Bigha land and a sum of Rs one Lakhs for the college that was established on 16th August 1946. Das also opened a new College Gate and released a history book 'Oitijomontito Bholanath Mohabidyalay', by Dr. Upendrajeet Sarma, HOD of Assamese Department of the College and a Senior member of Assam Sahitya Sabha. He also released the Anthem of the college by Loknath Goswami.
The Minister stated that he is extremely delighted to be present as the Chief Guest of the celebration in the college and showered his gratitude to everyone involved with the college "during its glorious 75 years of imparting education, nurturing our youth & shaping the society", in presence of MLA Aminul Islam, Wajed Ali Choudhary, former MLA's Ashok Singhi and Awsini Roy Sarkar along with host of other dignitaries.
"I as the Guardian Minister, on behalf of the Chief Minister of Assam and Assam Government, for the infrastructural development of the College we declare a Rs 50 lakhs Grant to this college. So that with this amount a special structure is built as a symbol to commemorate the glorious 75 years and also help the institution to grow and facilitate the students", Dass added.
The Minister also promised to take forward the issue of converting the college into a University. "Whenever there will be discussions about allotment of a new university, I will press the name of this college to upgrade it to a university", added the minister. He also urged the MLA's present in the Auditorium hall of the college to raise the issue of upgrading the College into university at the Parliament.