DIBRUGARH, Dec 13 - A 16-room old-age home, with provision for further expansion, is coming up in the city. The foundation stone for the facility was laid on Saturday at its venue at East Banipur here by the resident chief executive of Oil India Limited, JK Borgohain.
The old-age home is being built on a two-bigha plot that was donated by local businessman, Manoj Kumar Barman. A trust has been formed for the purpose with businessman and sports organiser Masud Khan as the prime mover and senior citizen Atul Borgohain as president. Barman has donated the plot of land in commemoration of his father, late Kalicharan Barman.
Speaking on the occasion, Borgohain said modern day compulsions make old-age homes a necessity, and hoped the home would serve its purpose and more. Journalist Ikbal Ahmed said old age homes are an extension of the evolution of modern society and urged citizens to extend financial help for the early completion of the project. Retired teacher Arun Saikia, Dibrugarh head post office postmaster Arun Kumar Bhattacharjee and others spoke at the well-attended foundation laying ceremony.