No politics in the development of Hills: WB CM

WB CM, who is on a 3-day tour of the Hills, made a stopover at Dow Hill, Kurseong on Monday to lay the foundation stone of an education hub and Himalayan Centre of the Presidency University.

“I have not come here to do politics. The people of the Hills are so simple, warm hearted and give me love that I have come here to join hearts. Till I am alive I will work for the development of the Hills. Today marks a new dawn in Kurseong in the education sector,” she said.

The CM also stated that soon a Medical College would come up in Kurseong.

She is expected to attend a programme organised by the Tamang Development Board at Dr Graham’s Homes, Kalimpong later today.

On September 16, the Chief Minister is expected to attend a programme hosted by the Lepcha Development Board at the Kalimpong Mela Ground.

She will head back to Kolkata on September 17.

New dawn for education sector in Kurseong: WB CM

Dubbing it “a new dawn in Kurseong in the education sector” chief minister Mamata Banerjee laid the foundation stone for a world class Presidency University campus in Kurseong. From laying the foundation stone for an education hub to upgrading two govermnent ICSE schools to ISC, it was an educational day out for the chief minister.

“Centres of learning, skill development and research will come up here, which will attract students and researchers from all over the country and abroad,” said Mamata amidst applause from hundreds of students who were present at the foundation stone laying ceremony at Dow Hill, 4 km from Kurseong town.

Anuradha Lohia, vice-chancellor, Presidency University, who was also present at the ceremony in Kurseong , quoting Nepali poet Bhanubhakta Acharya, said, “Yo Sansar ma hamu orko swarg banau” (let us create a new heaven on this earth). She said the campus in Kurseong will have a world class astrophysics observatory and will teach courses and research in climate change, Himalayan biodiversity, conservation of natural resource, and social anthropology documentation.

Mamata announced the upgradation of the Victoria and Dowhill Government Schools from ICSE (class 10) to ISC (class 12) and allotted a grant of Rs 2 crore to the two schools for repair and renovation.

She later interacted with the students of the two schools, asked their names, from where they hail and what they had for lunch. “Study hard you are the future of the world” was her message. A polytechnic college and medical college is also on the anvil announced Mamata.


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