Assam social welfare minister Pramila Rani Brahma visited the flood-ravaged Phaluguri Nayapara Govt LP School in Kokrajhar district.
Brahma, who is also a senior leader of the Bodoland People’s Party (BPF), also interacted with students, teachers and villagers about the present situation of the school and its students.
The state social welfare minister distributed biscuits and chocolates to the students.
Talking to reporters, minister Brahma said a review meeting was held at the conference hall of the deputy commissioner (DC) of Kokrajhar in presence of the DC and all heads of departments concerned.
During the meeting, there were discussions on the damages caused by the floods to schools, roads, bridges and also on erosion by rivers in the district.
The minister said, “During the meeting and news reports, I came to know that the government LP school at Phaluguri Nayapara under Gossaigaon block in Kokrajhar district was totally destroyed by flood.”
She said, “Today, I visited this school. I will discuss the matter of the school with the education minister to grant a new school building for the students.”
Amonsing Brahma, the block elementary education officer (BEEO) of Gossaigaon said, “Regarding this damaged school, the headmaster along with the villagers came to inform me on July 29.”
“I wrote a letter to the president and secretary of the club at Nayapara village to allow the club premises for taking classes inside the club as I saw in news that the students were taking classes under tree and in open air,” said the BEEO.
The BEEO also said they will make a temporary tent house to take classes till the school gets a new building.
Taffajol Ali Mandal, the head master of the school, said, “Today, minister Pramila Rani Brahma and BEEO, Gossaigaon and other officials came to visit our school. We hope that the problem of our school will be solved immediately.”
He also urged the state government to protect river Gongia which flows from Bhutan so that the school is not affected by flood again.
Phaluguri Nayapara LP School was established in 2009.