AS THERE IS NO COMMUNITY NAMED "GORKHA" THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY LAND NAMED "GORKHALAND".
Saturday, August 7, 2010
JENKINS SCHOOL 150 : A LETTER
Smt. Smaraki Mahapatra
IAS District Magistrate,Cooch Behar
Please accept my sincere regards.I am writing this e-mail to convey my concerrn over the callous and un professional approach by the Jenkins School Administration over the 150 year jubilee celebration.It is a high matter of regret that instead of a high level of commiment by its all alumni through out India and in abroad, there seems to be no effort on the part of the authorities to celebrate the occasion, leaving its alumni disappointed as well as angry and the school authoity have failed to gear up the necessary momentum and enthusiasm to celebrate the cause with a high note.
As it is very well known that located in the heart of town, the government-run institution has been declared a heritage property. The school is among the most beautiful edifices in the town renowned for its architectural marvels left behind by the erstwhile princes of Cooch Behar.
I passed my Madhyamik and Higher Secondary exams from Jenkins School and I am proud to have studied in an institution that is a shining example of the education scene in Cooch Behar 150 years ago. I am really disappointed that no one is inclined to celebrate such a landmark year. Along with thousands of former students, I do strongly feel that your intervention is heavily demanded in the following situation as the school authority did not seem to be interested in the matter for some unknown reasons.
Many alumni including me are willing to donate and contribute academically for our school.
Dr.Amitava Rakshit Ph.D.(IIT,KGP), Diploma in Natural Resources(Greece)TWAS-Nxt Fellow, Biovision-Nxt Fellow(France) Faculty, Department of Soil Science & Agricultural Chemistry & Principal Investigator :P26/69 (Council of Science &Technology) Member, Editorial Board '' INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURE ENVIRONMENT AND BIOTECHNOLOGY" and "Asian Journal of Agricultural Sciences " Evaluator of Young Innovators' Awards Program (www.nahdetmasr.org) INSTITUTE OF AG SCIENCE, BHU(www.bhu.ac.in) Varanasi-5, UP, India Voice:05422-230-7120;09450346890(M) E mail: email@example.com/pages/002_personal.php?id=Amitava