ANSU demands fund for school devastated by fire

TALO, Dec 21: The All Nyishi Students’ Union (ANSU) has demanded that the state government and the Lower Subansiri district administration provide a relief and rehabilitation package to the government higher secondary school in Talo in Lower Subansiri district, which was burned down in a devastating fire on 6 October.
ANSU president Toko Takam and general secretary Tukbom Ligu lamented that neither the state government nor the district administration has taken any initiative to provide fund to the school even after repeated pleas.
“We have approached the education minister, the officers of the department, and the Lower Subansiri administration to provide a small package either from the CMSSY scheme, untied fund or other fund provision of the district,” Ligu said, interacting the media persons here.
“Around Rs 4 crore was supposed to be released to strengthen the education sector in every district; but no fund, either from the state government or the district administration, has been made available for reconstruction of the school building,” he lamented.
He said that even after filing of an FIR and constitution of an inquiry committee to unearth the cause of the fire, no report has been submitted to the deputy commissioner till date.
The police have also not been able to make any headway in identifying any culprit, if any, involved in the incident.
Ligu said the students of the school have been facing hardship in their studies after the fire devastated everything in the school.
“How we can expect quality education when there is no book, blackboard and other materials in the school?” Ligu asked.
The union on Friday donated stationary, textbooks, chairs, a computer set, blackboards, water filters, sports items etc, to the school authority.