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Public road built by entrepreneur inaugurated

By Bureau

DIBRUGARH, Dec 16 - A 179-metre lane at Boiragimoth here and named Heramba Bordoloi Path was inaugurated by Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri yesterday.

The lane, built with paver blocks and decorated with wall writings, flower vases and equipped with video surveillance, entailed a cost of Rs 12 lakh. The amount was spent by Gautam Bordoloi from his own resources.

The Heramba Bordoloi Path branches out from the Nabin Chandra Bordoloi Path (Convoy Road) near the Dibrugarh Outdoor Stadium.

Gautam Bordoloi is a ceramic engineer who works in China and is the elder son of Heramba Bordoloi. The engineer said he had decided to construct the lane, named after his father, after repeated requests to the authorities concerned to build the road drew no response. Disappointed with the authorities� inaction, he decided to dig into his savings and do some social work.

Late Heramba Bordoloi was a teacher at the BNP Higher Secondary School here, and was also a newspaper publisher and Reporter. He edited and published an Assamese language periodical called Dibrugarh Barta. He was also a parttime Reporter for several Assamese newspapers, including Dainik Asam, Dainik Janambhumi and Ajir Asom. He was also a popular social worker here and was associated with the Dibrugarh RG Baruah Smriti Rakhya Samiti, Mauchak, Dibrugarh Rongali Bihu Sanmilan, etc.

Gautam Bordoloi�s magnanimity of building an entire road out of his personal resources has become the discussion point at social platforms here since Friday.

Deputy Commissioner Laya Madduri described the young engineer as a much-needed inspiration, and hoped that all citizens will take a cue from Gautam Bordoloi�s example.

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