Koraput, 22 March 2023 (UTN). Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has given a grant of 50 lakh rupees for the development of Radhakrishna College in Padua, Nandpur block of Koraput district. When this college was established, there were four to five colleges in Koraput district. Many students from different blocks and surrounding areas of Padua sub-division are studying in this college. Despite the demands of the college chairman and the villagers of the area, the infrastructure of the college could not be improved as expected.The college is imparting education to the students in +2 Arts.
Later it was recommended to the government by the college administration to become a degree college. Although almost 10 years have passed since the establishment of this college, the college administration and intellectuals of the region have been demanding for long time for the college to get official recognition, which has become a matter of concern in the region. According to the higher education directorate guidelines of the government, there is a provision to establish one college at a distance of 22 km from the colleges located in the district.
But the college is located about 22 km away from Nandpur block, but it is still deprived of official status, which has made the College Principal Arjun Chichuan, English lecturer Trinath Patnayak and other faculty members of the college very unhappy. However, in a programme held by the State Government’s 5-T Secretary VK Pandian at Nabarangpur, the chairman and members of the College Action Committee jointly met the 5-T Secretary Shri V.K Pandian and submitted a demand letter for the development of college peripheral development and obtaining government grants through the Government’s 5-T Secretary has requested to draw the attention of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
In this context, it has been announced that a grant of Rs. 50 lakh has been given by the State Government to the College Development Fund for the infrastructure development of this college. Therefore, the college chairman Mr. Arjun Chichuan, English lecturer Trinath Patnayak and other faculty members of the college expressed his sincere gratitude to the 5-T secretary of the state government V. K. Pandian and made a special request for the basic problems of the college and government recognition, special request by submitting a written claim for government grants.
Koraput – Journalist, (Trinath Patnaik).