Jharsuguda : Normal life was thrown out of gear due to a 12 hour bandh called in by the Students Union of Laxmi Narayan College on Monday.
Commercial establishments, School and Colleges, Government Offices and restaurants were been shut down completely with all Private bus operators, autos and other transport services remained off the roads.
The students had done picketed at various places at Badmal, Sarbahal, Station Chowk, Kishan Chowk and BTM.
The bandh had got an immense support by various social originations as well as the students union of Sambalpur, Belpahar, Brajrajnagar. Even the weather had extended the support, it rained since morning and had kept people inside their home.
The agitating students of the Laxmi Narayan College demanding transfer of Land and building in the name of the College. Originally, the College which was established in the year 1969, inaugurated by then Governor Late A.N. Khosla for providing better education in this area. The College started functioning in the third hostel of Jharsuguda Engineering College, which come under the Department of Industries on agreement of rental basis. But due to paucity of funds the college had not paid the due rent.
Meanwhile several meetings took place with since then for transferring of this land from Dept. of Industries to Department of Higher Education, but still then nothing happened.
“We want to thank all the social organization, Students union of Sambalpur, Belpahar, Brajrajnagar and people of Jharsuguda for supporting our genuine demand, however we have not received any information regarding any development in this regard by Jharsuguda Dist. Administration, our indefinite strike will continue till our demands are not fulfilled,” said Ankit Shah, Ex – President , Students Union, L.N. College