Students question Smart city foundation stone within school

PASIGHAT, Mar 21: The student organization of the East Siang district was not happy with the Smart City foundation stone within IGJGHSS premises, which was inaugurated on 21 January last.
In protest against the foundation stone, the All East Siang District Students’ Union (AESDSU) had called a 12-hour district bandh for 23 March. However, following the resolutions taken in a joint meeting of the administration and student organizations here on Wednesday, the AESDSU decided to call off its proposed bandh.
As per the resolutions, there will be no further extension beyond the existing Smart City foundation stone compound at any cost and all educational institution areas in the district are to be demarcated by the district authority.
Further, it was decided that Pasighat Smart City Development Corporation Limited will take up school developmental activities under Smart City Projects and give priority to IGJ Government Higher Secondary School, Pasighat.
AESDSU president Oyin Yosung and general secretary Tonong Darang informed the house that the union was compelled to call the bandh since the district administration did not pay heed to its complaint against the foundation stone within the school premises.
All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) general secretary Tobom Dai also expressed his concern over encroachments of land of the educational institutions in the district, and called for immediate demarcation of schools boundaries.
He, however, opined that calling of bandh as a means of protest should be discouraged if other means and ways to solve the problems are available.
In his address, Deputy Commissioner Tamiyo Tatak urged upon the student unions to extend co-operation in all sectors of public welfare activities besides education.
PSCDCL CEO A Morang appreciated the concerns of the student community and assured to take up development of schools under Smart City Projects. (DIPRO)