Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP) supporters from two colleges in Howrah took up several initiatives to help Madhyamik examinees reach examination centres without facing any inconvenience.
This year around 11,53,432 students will be appearing for the examination which is scheduled to start from Monday. Examinees will get question papers at 11.45 am and the answer scripts will be distributed after 5 minutes. The students can start writing from 12 pm.
The TMCP supporters from Narasingha Dutta College and Dr Kanailal Bhattacharya College on Sunday divided themselves in 50 teams and they spread at different parts of Howrah. They went to the places where the examination centres are situated and took up a campaign to clean the surroundings.
The students dressed in white t-shirts were found cleaning the places near the examination centres. Several people joined the campaign finding the college students cleaning the surroundings.
At the same time the college goers urged people to help the examinees by not playing loud speakers or taking out any kind of rallies that would affect the movement of traffic.
They were also found approaching the drivers of trucks, buses and taxis requesting them not to blow horns unnecessarily outside examination centres. The drivers were also urged not to park their vehicles as it may lead to traffic congestion and cause inconvenience to examinees. If possible, the college goers will also assist the traffic police to maintain smooth flow of traffic.
Sanjib Majumder, general secretary of the students’ union of Narasingha Dutta College, said they have several other plans to extend support to Madhyamik examinees and to those appearing for Higher Secondary examinations this year. “Madhyamik Examination is very important for a student. So we expect that they do not face any inconvenience to reach the examination centres,” he said.
Meanwhile, both the Kolkata Police and the state police have made an elaborate arrangement to avoid any kind of traffic congestion during the examinations. Even restriction on the movement of heavy vehicles on Santragachi Bridge, for its repairing work, has been withdrawn or else it would have led to traffic congestion on other arterial roads.