BISWANATH CHARIALI, Sept 19 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today laid the foundation stone of the proposed engineering college at Jarabari in Balipukhuri village under the Behali LAC of Biswanath district. The college will be built at an estimated cost of Rs 56 crore.
Addressing a public meeting on the occasion, Sonowal said that the Department of Higher Education, Government of Assam, would take all possible steps to develop the engineering college with the latest modern amenities and infrastructure. He assured the public that the college would be turned into a world-class technical institute. The Chief Minister sought the cooperation of the local people for the development of the proposed college.
Sonowal also highlighted the initiatives taken by his Government for the development of the education sector in the State.
It may be mentioned here that the proposed engineering college is likely to be named after late freedom fighter Sabilal Upadhyay of Behali.
The meeting was also attended by Education Minister Siddhartha Bhattacharya, Handloom and Textiles Minister Ranjit Dutta, Labour Minister (Independent charge) Pallab Lochan Das, local MLAs Padma Hazarika, Pramod Borthakur and Utpal Borah, Principal Secretary (Higher Education) Maninder Singh and Biswanath Deputy Commissioner Dhiraj Jyoti Kalita, among others.