Darjeeling MP Raju Bista visits his alma mater
KANGPOKPI, 10th Oct: The second youngest Parliamentarian in India, Raju Bista, who was elected to the Lok Sabha from Darjeeling, West Bengal in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections on Bharatiya Janata Party ticket, visited his alma mater Presidency College, Motbung, where he was warmly felicitated by the College authority on Thursday.
The parliamentarian born and brought up in Charhajare, Kangpokpi district studied at Presidency College, one of the oldest colleges in Manipur till 1997 in Arts stream before shifting to Darjeeling in West Bengal.
A Delhi-based entrepreneur, Raju Bista, was also the managing director of a leading Indian multinational group, Surya Roshni Limited before the Saffron party fielded him as their chosen candidate in the 2019 election from Darjeeling.
The parliamentarian was also felicitated in a function held at the College Jubilee Hall in the presence of college Principal, Dr T Gangte, teaching and non-teaching staff of the college.
Addressing the gathering, the MP credited the College for his election to the Lok Sabha stating that he spent the most crucial period of his life in the college and that period in his life had been so well moulded that today he has become one of the Indian parliamentarians.
“I will not disappoint my college at any moment. Rather I would try my level best to fly high the name of Presidency College all the time as it makes my life happy”, MP Raju Bista said.
He also said that his main areas of concern is Darjeeling but being born and brought up in Manipur, he will always put all possible efforts for the development of the state in its journey to go ahead with the rest of the other states. The present NDA government’s focus is also now on the north-eastern states in terms of development and reforms. Changes will be witnessed in the education sector as well in the region, he affirmed.
While welcoming the MP, Dr T Gangte expressed her believe that the success and achievement of the young parliamentarian will serve as an inspiration to all the students of the College and its neighbouring colleges.
Seeking God’s blessing upon the young MP and wishing him that he is able to perform the best service to the public worthy of appreciation and praise, Dr T Gangte also conveyed her hope that the parliamentarian will always give his affection to the institution by providing any kind of help to improve the infrastructure of the college in future.