MANGALDAI, March 27 - The long-standing dispute between the Kendriya Vidyalaya, Mangaldai authorities and the people of the adjacent villages of Kamarpara and Gossaigaon over a public road passing through the allotted land of the school campus was at last settled amicably bringing an end to the uncertainty clouding the school�s future.
The Deputy Commissioner-cum-Chairman of the Vidyalaya Management Committee (VMC) , Ashok Kr Barman on Tuesday afternoon held a second and final round of talks with the representatives of the local people at the school premises in presence of Narnarayan Nath, ADC, Darrang and nominee Chairman of the VMC and Suresh J Babu, the Principal of the school where the DC explained how the issue has already plagued the academic and physical atmosphere of the school and affected the future of around 700 students.
The DC assured the local people of the area developing and widening of the new alternative road according to their convenience and also considering the academic welfare of the children of the locality. The meeting finally unanimously resolved to using of the new alternative road and stop using the earlier road through the school campus thereby helping the KV authority to complete the boundary wall on the northern and southern parts of the main campus. Deputy Commissioner Barman had earlier on March 18 last in his office chamber held the first round of talks with the local people and the school authority where the village people could not come to a conclusive decision and demanded that another round of talks be held to decide the issue.
It may be mentioned here that KV, Mangaldai the only non residential school in Darrang district under the Ministry of HRD, Government of India, which was set up in 2003 constructed its full-fledged school building in a land area of around 15 bighas under Dag No. 453 of village Kamarpara in Rangamati mouza at an estimated cost of about Rs 18 crore. However, the boundary wall of the campus could not be completed due to the pending road dispute issue and the issue aggravated with the local vote bank politics and the recent investment of several lakh rupees by the PWD for repairing of the road which was not originally included in the land map of the local revenue office, inviting more speedy traffic movement through the road portion. The situation worsened as the principal of the school and the guardians separately submitted petitions before the Deputy Commissioner for ensuring the safety and security of the students and the school authority had to stop the fresh admission process for the new academic session and a news of closing down the school and shifting it to Dalgaon had spread like wildfire.
Meanwhile talking to this correspondent, the Principal of the school, Suresh J Babu said that they have already communicated with their higher authority with the positive outcome of the Tuesday�s meeting and the online process of the admission is likely to start soon. He ruled out any possibility of shifting of the school to Dalgaon. Instead he expressed the possibility of sanctioning a new Kendriya Vidyalaya in the campus of CRPF 210 Cobra Bn located at Dalgaon in the near future.