GUWAHATI, March 7 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal laid the foundation of the North East College for Hearing Impaired at a function held at Birubari here today.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister Sonowal said that once completed the institution would play a great role in fulfilling the aspirations of the people with hearing inability with regard to pursuing higher education. He also said that students not only from Assam but also from entire North East would receive quality higher education in this college. He said the State government would extend all possible assistance to the college.
The programme was organised jointly by the Department of Social Welfare and the Assam Association of the Deaf. Social Welfare Minister Pramila Rani Brahma, Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Member of Parliament Bijoya Chakraborty, Additional Chief Secretary for Social Welfare Department Jishnu Baruah, Director Social Welfare Juri Phukan, general secretary Assam Association of the Deaf Tapan Sarma and a host of other dignitaries were present on the occasion.