The classes at the newly opened Government College Ludhiana East have started. Ludhiana East MLA Sanjay Talwar, along with his family members today interacted with the 80 students of first batch of BA first year at a function held at Community Centre of Sector 39 on Chandigarh Road, from where the college would operate on temporary basis till the time the college building is constructed.While addressing the gathering MLA Mr Talwar informed that the Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has already transferred five acres of prime land located opposite Vardhman Mill on Chandigarh Road for the construction of the college building. He said that the construction of college would start from next month and funds amounting to Rs 12.5 crore would be spent.He stated that the SCD Government College came into being in the year 1920, while the Government College for Girls was started in 1943. He said that it is after a gap of 75 years that a new government college has been started in the city. He informed that the first batch comprises of 80 students of BA first year and from next session, this number would go up and new courses such as BCom, BBA and others would also be started here.He thanked Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh and Member of Parliament Mr Ravneet Singh Bittu for supporting him in this noble cause.
He said that Ludhiana East constituency did not have a college and that is why, it was a long pending demand of the area residents. He said that ever since he became an MLA, opening of a government college was his main agenda.In his address to the students, MLA Mr Sanjay Talwar urged them to work hard if they want to achieve something in life. He said that the students should always listen to their teachers because a teacher plays very important role in their lives. He said that education plays a vital role in the growth of every family and that is why, the students should work hard and make their parents proud.He further informed that development projects worth more than Rs 800 crore for Ludhiana East constituency have been in the pipeline. He informed that these projects include an Exhibition Centre for Industry, roads along the Budha Nullah with a cost of around Rs 50 crore, besides several others. He stated that cleaning of Budha Nullah is also one of his main agendas and warned the industrialists and dairy owners to stop the discharge of effluents, cow dung and other impurities into the Nullah. He said that he is not against any particular industry or has any malafide intentions and just wants that our environment should be clean.Prominent among those present on the occasion included Mr Sanjay Talwar’s father Mr Harbans Lal Talwar, SCD Government College Principal Mr Dharam Singh Sandhu, Prof Ashwani Bhalla, Prof Harbans Singh, Prof Mukesh Arora, a large number of area councillors, besides several others.