HAFLONG, Jan 19 - The second oldest educational institution in Dima Hasao district, the Rangapur Junior Basic Lower Primary School, established way back in 1918, is now in a sorry state. The school, which was set up after the LP School at Gunjung, has failed to draw the attention of the concerned authorities, people of Rangapur village in Harangajao constituency of NC Hills Autonomous Council allege.
The school had once produced many personalities who are now established in the society with dignity and are popular for their untiring contributions towards the society.
Talking to this correspondent, the present Head Teacher Pradip Dey said it is really a matter of concern of the people that an educational institution like Rangapur JB LP School being the oldest one yet to get proper attention from the authority concerned.
Sukumar Bathari, an ex-student of this school said that though within this year the school got a school building and a kitchen, but there is no boundary or security fence. Stray cattle are always found inside as there is no boundary fencing around the school.
Dr Mahanta Langthasa, of Rangapur village sharing his memories explained the importance of Rangapur Junior Basic Lower Primary School. Dr Langthasa was here to attend the centenary celebration of the village on Thursday and Friday.
People of Rangapur village in particular and of Dima Hasao district in general feel that it would not be a bad idea, if this school is declared a model school. They also appealed to the people as well as the concerned authority to take initiative for making this school a model school of Dima Hasao.