GUWAHATI, May 22 - Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi has given his consent to inaugurate the Cotton Alumni House on May 26, 2019, at 3:30 pm. He will arrive in the city that day afternoon and leave for New Delhi immediately after inaugurating the Alumni House, said Dr Satyendra Kumar Choudhury, General Secretary of Cotton Alumni Association.
The Alumni Association general secretary asserted that the inaugural function of the Alumni House will commence as per the already announced schedule on May 26, 2019, with the only change occurring in the time of inauguration.
The Alumni House has been built by the Association with the support from the Cotton College and the Cotton University authorities, Member of Parliament Bhubaneswar Kalita, Biswajit Daimary and Ripun Bora. While Kalita has gave an amount of Rs 30 lakh from his MP Local Area Development (MPLAD) Fund, Daimary gave an amount of Rs 35 lakh from his MPLAD Fund and Ripun Bora gave an amount of Rs 16 lakh from his MPLAD Fund for the construction of the building, which has cost the Alumni Association an amount of Rs 81 lakh. The building has a floor area of around 6,000 sq feet. It took around two years� time to complete its construction.
While Bhubaneswar Kalita and Ripun Bora are Cotton alumni, Biswajit Daimary is a well wisher of Cotton College, which has now been upgraded into a university, Dr Choudhury said.
Giving details of the building, Dr Choudhury said that on its ground floor, the building has a 1,000- square feet (sq ft) conference hall, a 300-sq ft office room and a care taker�s room. On its first floor, it has a conference hall measuring 1,400 sq ft, two guest rooms and on its second floor, the Association has kept around 800-sq ft set aside for an IT centre. Dr Choudhury said that the Alumni Association is eager to turn the Alumni House campus into an area of buzzing activities for the benefit of the State�s society.