Wednesday, August 12, 2015


The Pioneer, Aug 12, 2015
Over a thousand of schoolchildren joined the ongoing protest meeting in front of the Kalahandi district Collector’s office here on Tuesday seeking immediate takeover of the Sardar Raja Medical College by the State Government.Notably, the college, which had taken a total of 130 students in the last two years, is yet to create adequate infrastructure required as per MCI norms. Hence, fate of these students is at stake now.
“We want to meet the Chief Minister to put forward our demand of takeover of the medical college,” a student said.A total of 52 students 23 boys and 29 girls along with some local leaders are on fast now. Another student said the State should take over the college in order to meet health service need in the KBK region.
Members of the Kalahandi Medical College Action committee led by retired professor Akhaya Kumar Nanda are also picketing in support students’ demand.
“We want takeover of the medical college by the Government for the betterment of the Kalahandi. As many as 600 students our joined the protest to boost the strength,” said Pramod Kumar Panda, Headmaster-in-charge of the Government Girls High School, Bhawanipatna.

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