GOALPARA, June 4 - Samannay Setu, a foot-bridge built across a horse-shoe shaped pond at Dudhnoi College was inaugurated recently by Minister for Social Welfare and Soil Conservation Pramila Rani Brahma.
Minister Brahma showered lavish praises on the efforts and dedication of the college�s outgoing principal Dr Gopal Phukan, who was the chief architect of the project.
The minister said the bridge will not only enhance the beauty of the college but will shorten the distance for students who come to college on foot.
The bridge features a �turon�, �Assamese sarai� and a pair of rhinos, along with a message �Save Rhino�.
Kushodwaj Rongkho, president of the Sixth Schedule Demand Committee, also praised the various development activities taking place in the college and thanked the minister for her immense contribution.
Funds for the bridge � built at the cost of Rs 25 lakh � were sanctioned by Pramila Rani Brahma under the Department of Welfare of Plains Tribes and Backward Classes.
The minister later interacted with the teaching staff of the college, and reiterated that she will continue to work for the betterment of the college in times to come.
Meanwhile, talking to this correspondent, retired principal Dr Phukan said his objective was to provide a good academic environment, which he believes prevails in calm, serene and beautiful surroundings. He thanked the staff members, employees and students for their cooperation and trust.