NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Jan 11 � Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today laid the foundation stone of Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science at Zoihing. The foundation of the veterinary college brings the new lease of life to the defunct institute as it has been closed for last fifteen years dueto lack of a permanent campus and other infrastructure.
A public meeting was organized for that occasion in Zoihing. The meeting was chaired by Dr KM Buzarbaruah, Vice Chancellor of AAU-Jorhat and was attended by Lakhimpur MP, Dr Ranee Narah, Lakhimpur MLA, Ghana Buragohain, Nowboicha MLA, Sanjay Raj Subba, Lakhimpur DC, Jayant Narlikar, Registrar of AAU, Krishna Gohain, academic staff of Assam Agricultural University, AAU�s Regional Agricultural Research Centre�s scientist, ex-students and several local dignitaries.
The Chief Minister also said that Rs. 18 crore had already been released for the veterinary college in Lakhimpur and more funds would be allotted if required. It may be mentioned that the Lakhimpur College of Veterinary Science was set up in a temporary building in Azad, North Lakhimpur in 1987 but the college decayed afterwards due to lack of proper infrastructure and more because of lobbying of a section of AAU faculty who did not like to work in Lakhimpur. Though a permanent campus was developed in Zoihing in early 1990s, it remained abandoned as the college did not shift there because of the statements.