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Commerce College students stage road blockade

By Staff reporter

GUWAHATI, May 14 � Vehicular traffic on the busy RG Baruah Road came to a standstill for over an hour after students of the Gauhati Commerce College (GCC) resorted to road blockade this forenoon ruing administration�s apathetic attitude towards addressing the problems gripping the premier institute of the region.

Hundreds of students registered their protest by forming a human chain under the banner of GCC Students Union (GCCSU) on the RG Baruah Road that runs in front of the college.

The students demanded an early solution to the problem of waterlogging that has been gripping the college for years.

�We have submitted a series of memorandum expressing our concern before the district administration and the authorities concerned but to no avail. We are left with no other choice but protest,� said Basav Bora, general secretary, GCCSU said.

The students rued that although Education Minister Gautam Bora, who recently visited the college, assured an early solution to the problem, nothing has been done till date.

�A single spell of shower makes life miserable for us, especially those boarding the college hostel. The college kitchen has to be closed due to waterlogging and even the bathrooms cannot be used after a single downpour,� another aggrieved student alleged.

�Those boarding the college hostel have to spend their pocket money to arrange their meal. Moreover, the entire ground floor needs to be evacuated due to waterlogging,� another student stated.

Students further alleged that the college authority on many occasions had to shift the classes from one place to another following spells of shower.

Dr G Nath, principal, GCC, when asked, said that he has himself moved the district administration many a times but nothing has materialised.

�I am helpless as all my requests seeking solution to the problem went unheeded,� Dr Nath said.

The aggrieved students cleared the road after representative of the district administration assured steps in the next 15 to 30 days.

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Commerce College students stage road blockade

GUWAHATI, May 14 � Vehicular traffic on the busy RG Baruah Road came to a standstill for over an hour after students of the Gauhati Commerce College (GCC) resorted to road blockade this forenoon ruing administration�s apathetic attitude towards addressing the problems gripping the premier institute of the region.

Hundreds of students registered their protest by forming a human chain under the banner of GCC Students Union (GCCSU) on the RG Baruah Road that runs in front of the college.

The students demanded an early solution to the problem of waterlogging that has been gripping the college for years.

�We have submitted a series of memorandum expressing our concern before the district administration and the authorities concerned but to no avail. We are left with no other choice but protest,� said Basav Bora, general secretary, GCCSU said.

The students rued that although Education Minister Gautam Bora, who recently visited the college, assured an early solution to the problem, nothing has been done till date.

�A single spell of shower makes life miserable for us, especially those boarding the college hostel. The college kitchen has to be closed due to waterlogging and even the bathrooms cannot be used after a single downpour,� another aggrieved student alleged.

�Those boarding the college hostel have to spend their pocket money to arrange their meal. Moreover, the entire ground floor needs to be evacuated due to waterlogging,� another student stated.

Students further alleged that the college authority on many occasions had to shift the classes from one place to another following spells of shower.

Dr G Nath, principal, GCC, when asked, said that he has himself moved the district administration many a times but nothing has materialised.

�I am helpless as all my requests seeking solution to the problem went unheeded,� Dr Nath said.

The aggrieved students cleared the road after representative of the district administration assured steps in the next 15 to 30 days.