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Odisha urges Bengal govt to repair and renovate Gopabandhu High School in Kolkata

11/06/2021 at 10:18 PM

Bhubaneswar, June 11: In a letter to Principal Secretary of West Bengal government, Manish Jain, Odisha requested the Bengal government to take up immediate measures to repair & renovation of Gopabandhu High School, located inside Kolkata Municipal Corporation area.

In the letter, Principal Secretary of Odisha, Satyabrata Sahu, mentioned that there is a strong cultural bond between the two states and as substantial Odia population live in Kolkata, a number of Odia Educational Institutions have come up with the support of WB government.

Further, he highlighted that the condition of one of the schools named after the great freedom fighter, Pandit Gopabandhu Dash i.e Gopabandhu High School in Bhawanipore which got official recognition from the Bengal Government in the year 1981 is currently reported to be genuinely in bad shape.

The Kolkata police and Local Administration have declared the building unsafe and accordingly, unsafe banner has been pasted on the wall of the school building. On further enquiry at this level, it was learnt that the condition of the building started deteriorating after Cyclone AMPHAN and in the meantime, it is further worsened, he added.

Basing on above the circumstances he requested the government to look into the matter personally and take immediate steps for renovation /repair/sitting of the school so that 100 Odia Students reading their along with 9 nos of teachers and other support staff feel safe.

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