NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Feb 25 - Construction of the permanent building of Dr Bhupen Hazarika Music College has not been completed as yet though public money running into several lakhs of rupees has already been spent. This has irked the local people at Simaluguri in Lakhimpur district. The music college, which was established in 2004, received State funding for the construction of its permanent building in 2011-12 under the BRGF scheme.
An amount of Rs 3,63,837 was released for the construction of the college along with a library. However, the construction has remained half done. The president of Simaluguri Gaon Panchayat also released Rs 3,00,000 for the same purpose in 2014-15. Yet the permanent building of the music college named after the music maestro has not been completed till date. As a result, regular classes of the college are being held in the adjacent Simaluguri LP School. A section of people are peeved at the alleged indifference of the Gaon Panchayaat officials concerned in this regard.
Child marriages foiled: The Lakhimpur unit of All Assam Minority Students� Union (AAMSU) foiled the bid to hold two child marriages involving school students in the Bangalmara region of the district recently.
The incidents took place at No. 2 Ahmedpur village under the Laluk Police Station. One Allaluddin was arranging the marriage of a student of Class IX with another student of Class XI. Members of the Bangalmara AAMSU unit visited the boy�s family and spoke against the practice of child marriage and its legal implications on Monday. The AAMSU members were accompanied by the police. On the same day, the AAMSU team also visited the house of Habibur Rahman of No. 1 Miri Gaon and prevented the marriage of his daughter, a student of Class IX.