Committee formed to lower curtain on dispute
Bodhgaya, 19 April, (Dainik
Jagran). In the field of maintaining the cultural heritage of Bihar
the Mahanth Shatanand Giri Sanskrit College is the custodian of a splendid
tradition, but, today due to clashes caused by utter selfishness it
is in tatters after a matter of a mere few years.
A notification has been issued of an ad-hoc committee to be formed under
the oversight of the college inspection for 2002 to lower the curtain
on this long running dispute concerning the running of this cultural
college which has been run by the well respected Indian educator and
well known literateur Acarya Kishor Kunal. Prior to March 2002 there
was a governing body formed. In this were seven members, including the
college director, teacher representatives, public representatives, and
the block officer etc.
In March 2002 under the order of the principal in memo 2661 issued by
the principal's office there was a new ad-hoc committee in which were
as chairman Deen Dayal Giri, Purushottama Upadhyaya secretary and as
members Maruti Nandan Pathak, Nitya Shankar Mukhopadhyaya, Dr. M. Bariya.
It is said that after the formation the of the new committee the first
meeting was organised in April. As the committee was about to meet the
secretary Mr. Upadhyaya resigned. In his resignation letter he said
that this was due to his inability to address the sickness which was
afflicting the institution. After this the principal made the former
cultural department secretary Ashwani Kumar the secretary.
It is notable that the committee in its meeting on January 30th was
unable to appoint a [new] principal and three members resigned. Due
to this the VC [of Magadh University?] dissolved the committee and appointed
a new ad-hoc committee. According to reliable sources in 2002 after
Mr Kunal inspected the college he found that the previous governing
body had made several unauthorised appointments. The appointee Ms Sudha
Kumar was dismissed and appropriate steps were undertaken consequent
on an order issued in March 2003.
[Note this institution has been is trouble for a long time and this
seems to be the latest round in a long drawn out saga:- PGF]