Sunday, May 11, 2008

Narasingha demands Central university at Balangir and IIT in KBK

The Pioneer, May 11, 2008

Narasingha demands Central university at Balangir
Pioneer News Service | Balangir

The Central Government should establish at least one model school in each of the 89 blocks of the KBK districts to provide excellent standard of education to students of the region, observed deputy leader of Opposition in the Assembly Narasingha Mishra speaking to mediapersons here on Friday.

As education is vital for development, qualitative and standard educational institutions should be established in this backward region of India, he said.

It was a matter of regret that even after 60 years since Independence, 87 per cent of people in the KBK region were living below poverty line, as per the CAG report of 2007-08, he pointed out.

The proposed Central University for the State should be established at Balangir so that people of Balangir and nearby districts would get quality education.

Moreover, the proposed IIT should also be established anywhere in the KBK region, he said further.

He has written letters in this regard to Union Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh, Governor MC Bhandare and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, he said.

The vacant teachers' posts at the primary, upper primary and high school levels should be immediately filled up, he also demanded.

1 comment:

Surya Hota said...

Thinking of such a big institution in KBK is a dream. Ages of regional apathy and neglect has made us believe it is indeed a dream. It is quite common for politicians to be making such demands to further their political cause. Speaking of Narasingha Mishra I believe he's probably the only politician in the region who's serious about the development of the area.He has actually fueled the hunger amongst the people by initiating the medical college project. Some thing which has become the an aching tooth for the ruling party. Say it's the lack of will or inability but it could never materialise even after repeated attempts(read:eyewash).We've recently heard he has made it possible to build a stadium in a small town like Loisingha with his own individual efforts. I'm not a political person but I seriously feel people like him should be representing us in Delhi.