Minister assures to revive Dimapur Railway High school

Union Minister of State Rajen Gohain (with Assamese cloth) and Parliamentary Secretary Tovihoto Ayemi seen along with others during the 65th anniversary of Dimapur Railway High School on Sunday.

DIMAPUR: Union Minister of State for Railways, Rajen Gohain on Sunday assured of taking up the issue of reviving Dimapur Railway High School which has deteriorated over the past few decades.

Speaking during the closing ceremony of the 65th anniversary of the school, Gohain said that the institution would be equipped with adequate infrastructure and course curriculum.

Gohain informed that he has already discussed the matter with DRM, Promod Kumar Jain and instructed him to look into the issue. The Minister disclosed that he had asked the DRM to constitute a governing body to run the school but the latter refused stating that it would create more problems for the department.

However, Gohain said an Advisory Committee would be constituted on May 28 and that it would try to convert the school to CBSE course. He also assured to develop the school infrastructure, upgrade the classroom, construct science laboratory, besides toilets for boys and girls.

Addressing the gathering of school authorities and ex-students, Gohain stated that the Railways cannot neglect the school as it is the social responsibility of the Railway Department. The government has sufficient funds for this, he added.

He appreciated the ex-students for showing their concern for the school and urged them to extend their cooperation to the school.

Parliamentary Secretary for Economics & Statistics, Tovihoto Ayemi, who was guest of honour on the occasion called on the people to join hands in reviving the school to its past glory. He assured of all help from the state government and added that the school would be revamped once again.

Pointing out that former students of the school are seen in all walks of life engaging in many fields and professions and are making significant contributions to the society, he said, “You are part of a school community which has nurtured all its students.”

He also stressed on the need for providing quality education at all levels and further urged students to never give up on their dreams but forge ahead with dedication and hard work.

A host of distinguished guests and invitees also spoke on the occasion which was also marked by songs and dances by the students.