- Assam Education Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma inaugurated two colleges on Wednesday.
- The Colleges are named after Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
- The opposition and many intellectuals were against the decision.
The Education Minister of Assam Himanta Biswa Sarma on Wednesday inaugurated two colleges in the state. Interestingly, he defying the opposition named both the colleges after the RSS ideal Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Deen Dayal Upadhyay is barely known to the state:
The state of Assam on Wednesday received two educational institutions one is in Bongaigaon and another in Golaghat district. The most important thing came in the notice is both the colleges named after the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh ideal Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay.
Both the colleges in the districts inaugurated by the Educational Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma who put the names of the colleges after the name of Pandit Upadhyay. During this, he suffered a lot of recusancies from the opposition and of course the student groups of the colleges.
On August 4, Mr. Sharma made such announcement that the decision to set up model degree colleges had sparked an angry reaction from various groups.
Students and youth organizations such as the All Assam Students’ Union, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti, and the Students’ Federation of India, along with opposition parties, leading intellectuals, litterateurs, artists, scientists, and educationists, had joined the protest.
They demand that the government should abandon the idea of naming the degree colleges after Deen Dayal Upadhyay who is barely known to the state.
Apart from this, The intellectuals and some litterateurs wanted that these colleges should name after cultural, literary icons, freedom fighters and renowned personalities of Assam. But the state government without a second thought named both the colleges after his name.
The Asom Gana Parishad, a partner in the government, also opposed the decision and sought a review. However, the state’s education minister refused to budge and went ahead with their plan. He in a statement stated that it was not the people but few intellectuals who are opposing colleges in the name of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya.