Bengal Govt to revive Darjeeling as an education hub
During the time of Raj Darjeeling was one of the destination for elite society for premium education. But that fame was defamed due to the strike bandh and agitation. But Darjeeling is slowly getting back to her good old days.
The Bengal Government has decided to revive the lost glory of Darjeeling as an education hub. Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) is working hand-in-hand with the government on this venture.
New schools and colleges are being built in the district. Fifty-six new school buildings – 20 primary schools and 36 upper primary – are being constructed in Darjeeling district at a cost of Rs 26.48 crore. Forty-three more school buildings will be built by the State Government.
Two colleges are coming up in Siliguri sub-division within the new academic session – a Hindi-medium college at Hatighisha in Naxalbari block and another one in Ghoshpukur. Two industrial training centres (ITI) are also coming up in Siliguri sub-division, which will equip youths for the future with proper training.
The schools will come up in far-flung areas, from where students have to walk long distances to reach schools.
Incidentally, the State Government has plans to develop the town of Kurseong as an education hub. A campus of Presidency University will be opened there, along with a medical college. For proper development in all respects, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had last year made Kurseong a separate district.