Bhubaneswar: Gopabandhu High School in Kolkata is lying in a shambles and requires urgent repairs. Citing the condition of the building, the Odisha government has urged the West Bengal government to take steps for repair and renovation of the structure.
In a letter to Principal Secretary of West Bengal government, Manish Jain, Odisha School & Mass Education Department Secretary, Satyabrata Sahu mentioned that there is a strong cultural bond between the two states and as substantial Odia population lives in Kolkata, a number of Odia Educational Institutions have come up with the support of WB government.
The condition of one of the schools named after the great freedom fighter, Pandit Gopabandhu Das – Gopabandhu High School in Bhawanipore which got official recognition from the Bengal Government in 1981 is currently reported to be genuinely in bad shape.
The Kolkata police and local administration have declared the building unsafe and accordingly, unsafe banner has been pasted on the wall of the school building. On further enquiry at this level, it was learnt that the condition of the building started deteriorating after Cyclone Amphan and in the meantime, it is further worsened, he added.
Basing on above the circumstances Sahu requested the government to look into the matter personally and take immediate steps for renovation /repair/sitting of the school so that 100 Odia students reading their along with 9 teachers and other support staff feel safe.