Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced the acquisition of the late Shri Chandulal
Chandrakar Memorial Medical College during his visit to Durg on Tuesday.
He said that the acquisition process of this medical college will be started soon. A proposal for the same will be brought to the cabinet soon and further action will be taken. Chief Minister made these announcements while addressing the program organized on the occasion of late Chandulal Chandrakar's 'punyatithi' at Kachandur in Durg district.
Meanwhile, in view of the difficulties being faced in operating Chandulal Chandrakar Memorial Medical College, the management had requested the government to take over the college, with the objective of improving the state of medical education in Chhattisgarh.
On the occasion, Baghel said that it was late Chandulal Chandrakar’s dream to open a medical college in Durg district, so that the students may get better higher education facilities in the field of medicine. After his detailed discussion with Dr AP Chandrakar, the first medical college in this area was opened. Recently, there have been problems in operating this medical college. In view of this, the college management had requested the state government to consider the situation and acquire the medical college.
On this occasion, Chief Minister shared his memories of the late Chandulal Chandrakar. He said that the late Chandulal Chandrakar was a true gem of Chhattisgarh. He used to travel abroad frequently but never give up on his Chhattisgarhi nature. Whenever he would go abroad, he would carry his own ‘Datun’ and the typical ‘khurmi’ with him. He had a multifaceted personality. His scope of interest was quite wide. He was very fond of photography. His reporting and photography skills gained him recognition in India and abroad.
On this occasion, home minister Tamradhwaj Sahu said that Late Shri Chandulal Chandrakar played an important role in the creation of the Chhattisgarh state. He also contributed greatly to the field of politics as well as journalism. In his address on the occasion, the Minister-in-charge of the district, Mohammad Akbar said that the Government of Chhattisgarh is working on the path shown by the late Chandulal Chandrakar. The state government is determined to realize his visions for Chhattisgarh.
On this occasion, WCD minister Anila Bhendiya, Bhilai MLA Devendra Yadav, Balod MLA Sangeeta Sinha, Gundradehi MLA Kunwar Singh Nishad, President of Chhattisgarh Mineral Development Girish Dewangan, Durg Mayor Dhiraj Bakliwal, Zila Panchayat President Shalini Yadav and other officials were present.