DIBRUGARH, July 26 � The demand for setting up the proposed Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in Dibrugarh has gained momentum here with cross section of eminent citizens joining the chorus with the All Assam Students� Union (AASU).
Local MLA Prsanta Phukan, Dibrugarh Municipal Board chairman Chandrakanta Baruah, Eastern Assam Chamber of Commerce and Industries president Bhudev Phukan, teachers from various schools, colleges and Dibrugarh University, tea planters, social activists, media professionals, doctors, bank officials, musicians, management official from Oil India Limited, Duliajan and several others jointly submitted a representation to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh through the district administration for establishment of the proposed IIIT in the district.
Leading citizens and distinguished personalities of the district here have expressed the need for setting up the proposed IIIT in Dibrugarh, stating that region was deprived of higher educational institute of the stature of IIIT. Moreover, the signatories of the memorandum stated that Dibrugarh was most ideal location for the proposed higher educational institute, given that the city embraced by various industries like the ever growing tea industry, Oil and Gas, Coal etc. was well connected with rail, air and road transport, besides being nestled amidst fresh green environment.
The citizens urged upon the Prime Minister to look into their demand positively. Copies of the memorandum have also been sent to Ministries of DoNER and Human Resource Development, Government of India, Governor of Assam, Chief Minister of Assam, Chairman of North Eastern Council (NEC), Chief Secretary of Assam, Director of Technical Education and Deputy Commissioner of Dibrugarh.