Gangtok, 30 Nov [IPR]: HRDD Minister RB Subba laid the foundation stone of a 48-bed SC/ST Hostel funded by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) at ATTC, Bardang, today.
The Principal Chief Engineer and other officials of the Engineering Wing, HRDD, presented the building and site plan of the proposed structure.
The Minister wished the very best to the Principal, ATTC, and all faculty members and hoped the new infrastructure would be a welcome addition for further development of ATTC.
He also hoped that this hostel would also help in fulfilling the dream of the Chief Minister of providing technical and professional education free of cost to even the most underprivileged sections of the society.
ATTC has established a name for itself in providing good quality technical education with 100% placement, the Minister added.
Other dignitaries who attended the ceremony and Bhumi Puja were Area MLA, Gopal Baraily, Additional Chief Secretary, HRDD GP Upadhyaya, Principal Chief Engineer, HRDD BS Gautam and his team, Special Secretary cum Director, Higher & Technical Education, HRDD DK Pradhan and other officials of the HRDD, Government of Sikkim.