Guwahati: As a part of sequel of steps by Assam government to lend a new dimension to the education sector and bring about infrastructure
development in 1000 schools infusing rupees five thousand crore, the State chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma visited five educational
institutions in the city on Sunday and vowed to take steps for the infrastructure development of those schools to improve their academic
Sarma visited Sonaram higher secondary school at Bharalumukh, Cotton Collegiate HS school at Panbazar, Gopal Boro government HS school at
Ganeshguri, Kamrup Academy HS school at Chenikuthi and TC girls’ HS school at Guwahati Club area to inspect the existing infrastructure
there. During his visit, Sarma directed PWD to prepare blueprints for the creation of new infrastructures in those schools keeping the
provision of large open space and modern classrooms.
Sarma also stated that the government had taken a comprehensive step for infrastructure development involving one thousand high and higher
secondary schools across the State. Any educational institution, having its building more than 100 years old, will get support from the
government for preserving those buildings as heritage sites, he stated. Initially as an experiment, the government will take up ten
schools in the city areas for infrastructure development.
After its completion, the government would take up 8-9 schools in each legislative assembly constituency for the infrastructure development
and accordingly 1000 such schools will be revamped with creation of new and adequate infrastructure involving the financial outlay of Rs.
5000 crores. State education minister Ranoj Pegu, advisor to the education department Nani Gopal Mahanta and a number of senior
government officers accompanied Sarma in his visit to the schools.