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Education in the Gateway of North East India

By Manishpaull Subscribe to RSS | July 21st 2012 | Views:

Siliguri is also known as the gateway of the north east India. It is the city situated in the north eastern state of west Bengal. Siliguri is situated on the banks of Mahananda River and the foothills of the Himalayas. It is a principal commercial, tourism and education hub of north Bengal. In the census of 2011, the city had 5 lacs residents; the urban agglomeration that comprises of the city and the suburbs had a total population of 7 lacs, which make siliguri as the most populated city of in north Bengal.

Siliguri being a commercial hub for the North East draws migrants from other states that come in search of livelihood. It is also the transit point for air, road and rail traffic to the neighboring countries of Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh, and to the North Eastern states. It is famous for its four 'T's i.e.; Tea, Transport, Tourism and Timber. As of 2011, Siliguri has been witnessing an economic boom in the organized retail, hospitality and real estate industries due to increase in population growth and its strategic geographical location. The total area of Siliguri urban agglomeration, popularly known as Greater Siliguri comprises 210 km2 whereas the suburbs area comprises 62 km2.

Siliguri is termed as the gateway to the North East of India, Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh. The strategic location of the city makes it a base for essential supplies to the other regions. Siliguri has evolved as a profitable centre for a variety of businesses. As a central hub of north Bengal, many national companies and organizations have set up their offices in this city. The four "T"s - Tea, Timber, Tourism and Transport - are the main businesses of Siliguri. Recently many hotels have mushroomed up and a very good increment had been seen in this sector at past.

Siliguri has always been the central hub of education in the Terai as well as the Dooars region. Apart from the residents of West Bengal, students from neighboring states of Sikkim, Bihar and Assam and neighboring countries of Bhutan, Nepal and Bangladesh come here to pursue higher education. Siliguri's schools are run by the state government and private organizations, many of which are religious. English and Bengali are the primary languages of instruction; Nepali and Hindi are also used. Siliguri Boys High School (SBHS) is the oldest school of the city founded in 1918.

G.D. GOENKA PUBLIC SCHOOL is considered among the best schools in Siliguri. The G.D. Goenka Group of Schools was established in 1994. Over the years, the school has established a name for themselves as one of the finest in India. The schools are trend-setters in providing quality education through the latest trends in educational aids, equipment, and amenities.

Spread over an expansive area of ten acres, the GD Goenka Public School, Siliguri campus displays an aura of not just geometrical perfection in its picturesque construction but also gives all the onlookers a facade of buoyantly carved out open-spaces. Siliguri is the educational hub of north Bengal and therefore, is a home for many top schools in the area.

Manishpaull - About Author:
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