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CM visits Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School at Barhampur Govt. to lay foundation stone for ITI exclusively for dibyangs at Dibrugarh

CM visits Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School at Barhampur Govt. to lay foundation stone for ITI exclusively for dibyangs at Dibrugarh

CM visits Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School at Barhampur Govt. to lay foundation stone for ITI exclusively for dibyangs at Dibrugarh


Dispur, Sept 18: Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School at Barhampur in Nagaon district today and assured to transform the school into a government institution.

Interacting with the students, Chief Minister Sonowal acknowledged the contributions of the visually challenged people to the growth of the state and said that the government is taking special steps for the skill development of the dibyang students.

Sonowal informed that the state government will lay foundation stone for the first Industrial Training Institute exclusively dedicated for the dibyang students in Dibrugarh on September 22. The Chief Minister also stated that the government has made a special financial outlay in the budget to empower the dibyang and Rs. 5000 each will be given to them.

Moreover, Rs. 1000 per month to each dibyang will be given for their subsistence from the next year responding to the demands made to him, Sonowal informed.

Chief Minister Sonowal further assured that his govt. would explore all feasibilities for making Srimanta Sankar Mission Blind School into a govt. institution.

It may be noted that the school was set up in 1955 and has been working to empower the visually challenged students.

Former Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta, Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, Water Resources Minister Keshav Mahanta, MLAs Rupak Sarma, Dimbeswar Das, Utpal Dutta, Principal of the School Ghanakanta Saikia and host of other dignitaries were present at the event.