There is finally a glimmer of hope for government high school, Purana Bazaar following personal visit of Neiwang Konyak, minister for school education, to the school on September 11.
The minister accompanied by departmental officers, GBs and village council members of Purana Bazaar inspected the deplorable and pathetic condition of the school and held interaction with Purana Bazaar elders, school staff and management to learn more about the school.
The interaction ended in an encouraging note as the minister assured that he would personally take up the matter and see that GHS Purana Bazaar, which is one of the HSLC Examination centres in Dimapur gets due attention for development.
The school was established 1961 and taken over by government in 1978. It covers a large area having an enrolment of more than 600 students.
The Purana Bazaar council stated that despite repeated requests to the government for improvement of the school infrastructure, government in the past had not done anything. It said the government insisted that the land patta of the school should be given to the concerned department if at all the school was to receive development but even after the patta was submitted in 2008 there has been no response from the government.
Council has also urged the department for constructing a boundary wall so as to prevent rampant encroachment of the school land. Vikuto Wotsa, Chairman, Purana Bazaar Council and Khetoshe Yeptho, DIS Dimapur spoke on behalf of the school.