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Cotton Collegiate Alumni Association�s ultimatum to Govt

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 17 � The Cotton Collegiate Alumni Association on Wednesday served a three months ultimatum to the government to reconstitute the managing committee of the school which had its last meeting way back in 1985.

This school, the first government school in the region and third in the country has completed its celebration of 175 years of existence, but regrettably the present status of this school belies the glory that once was its heritage.

Slamming the government and the school authorities for the present pathetic condition of the school that does not even have hygienic toilet facilities for its students, the alumni association categorically stated that one of the main reasons for the mess in the school was not holding a meeting of the managing committee in so many years.

Addressing mediapersons here, the association also regretted the unsympathetic attitude of the government which did not give a penny towards the celebration of 175 years of the school.

The association warned that if the government fails to reconstitute the managing committee by removing all bureaucrats and including eminent educationists within the deadline, it would constitute a managing committee.

�We are determined to establish the Cotton Collegiate Govt. HS School as the best in the State and will take all the necessary steps to reach towards this goal,� said Manoj Saikia, general secretary of the association hinting that the association would not hesitate to take legal help to remove every hurdle in its mission. He warned that the association would challenge the government and the school authorities if necessary. The association has decided to concentrate on infrastructure development of the school and it has formed a development cell to ensure that the work is completed within the next six months. The development works will also include keeping the toilets in useable shape.

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