By TC News Desk
Agartala, September 09, 2022: Chief Minister Prof Dr Manik Saha on Friday said that the then Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya and later Maharani Kanchanprabha Devi had special contribution in establishing MBB College. Later, with the sincere efforts of many eminent educationists, the college has become one of the reputed educational institutes of the state today, he added.
While inaugurating the Platinum Jubilee celebration of the MBB College at the premises of the college on Friday, the Chief Minister said that MBB College is not less than any other prestigious college in the country. A lot of history of the state is associated with this college. Many famous people of the country came near this college. Many talented people of the state have studied from this college and are working with reputation in the country and abroad today.
Dr Saha said that the government laid efforts to develop an education hub in the state centering Maharaja Bir Bikram College, the pride of the state. The government want to make this college ‘Art of Excellence’ with the support of former professors and students of the state and only then the significance of celebrating the platinum jubilee program of MBB College will come.
The Chief Minister urged the Higher Education department to create an e-book to capture the history of the contributions of these great people. Only then future generations will be able to know about the true history of the college. The Chief Minister expressed hope that this college will make the glory of the state brighter in the future.
Speaking on the occasion, Education Minister Ratanlal Nath said that MBB College is one of the carriers of the progress of education in the state. Many meritorious students have studied from this college and are currently holding various important positions in the country and abroad. Maharaja Bir Bikram Kishore Manikya took the initiative to establish this college with the aim of introducing modern education through higher education, technical education, and cultural education.
The Education Minister said that the current state government is taking multi-faceted initiatives to develop the education system of the state after assuming responsibility. They include – setting up triple IT, launching scheme ‘Lakshya’ to prepare state children for all-India competitive exams, setting up National Forensic Science University, taking initiative to bring state degree colleges under NAAC etc.
MBB University Vice-Chancellor Dr. Satyadeo Poddar, Higher Education Director NC Sharma, MBB College Acting Principal Dr. Ashish Mitra and others also spoke on the occasion. On this occasion, Chief Minister Dr Saha along with other guests of the event felicitated the former principals of the college by presenting certificates, certificates and mementos.