*Ajit kumar Sahu lays foundation stone of Degree College at Doongi*

Ankit Kesar, Rajouri,March 03: Secretary to Government, Education Department, Ajit Kumar Sahu today laid the foundation stone of Government Degree College at Doongi here.

The ceremony was held in presence of District Development Commissioner Rajouri Mohammad Aijaz Asad, Rashid Inqalabi Special secretary Higher Education. Principal of Government PG College Rajouri, XEN PWD Rajouri were also present on the occasion.

Senior officers of PWD (R&B) and the district administration were also present.

A large number of people from the catchment areas, various local Sarpanchs, Panchs and other people attended the occasion.

The work entrusted upon the PWD. XEN PWD informed that the college will be constructed on 75 kanals of land and the approximate cost of academic and administrative block is 1060.77 lacs.

DDC informed that about more than 60000 people from 28 villages will be benefitted and the construction work shall be completed within two years after allotment of the work.

The public on the occassion said that the literacy rate of the area is very low and the people from the LOC have migrated to the city area for receiving education. The public also demanded for 2 to 3 high schools and a sub- district hospital at Doongi.

Speaking on the occassion Mr Sahu said that no investment is more than the one on education and the government has approved 50 new Degree colleges in the state and Doongi is one of them.

He also said that the government is putting efforts in making all necessary facilities available to the schools especially staff and infrastructure.

Mr Sahu said that a long-pending demand of the people of the border area has been met today and Governor’s administration is committed to improve higher education scenario in the state.

Mr Sahu also inaugurated 4 additional class rooms(ACR’s) at Government Middle School Doongi.It was informed that the total construction cost is 20.24 lacs.The work on these class rooms started on 09-02-2018 and completed on 07-08-2018.

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