Financing for the statue was by public donations and through sponsorships. This was supported by the work of the Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust, which was set up by Meghnad Desai, Baron Desai, as well as a special advisory panel created by the Government.
Mounting pressure from Sikh organisations in Punjab forced the Congress to thwart its plans to install former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s statue in Ludhiana. Congress high command that was wary of the issue on Monday directed the district authorities, who were adamant on installing the statue at Congress Bhawan in Ludhiana, for not going ahead with the ceremony.
Jalpaiguri Polytechnic Institute, is a Government Diploma level institute with 3 yrs.(10+) Civil, Electrical, Mechanical & Automobile Engineering and 2 yrs.(12+) The Institute of Pharmacy, Jalpaiguri is the sole pharmacist college in the region which offers pharmacy courses under West Bengal State Council of Technical Education, Kolkata.
The Mahakal Mandir in Darjeeling is very popular and highly revered religious temple which is dedicated to Lord Shiva. Also known to the locals as the “Holy Hill”, it is just a few minutes’ walk from the Chowrasta and is situated on the highest ridge of the town.
Jalpaiguri grew as an intermediary place between Mainaguri and Panchagarh. Nara Narayan, built the Temple in 1563, and in 1663, it was further renovated by the Koch King Pran Narayan. Architecture. The first gate to the temple has the statues of two elephants, raising an image of Lord Shiva on their trunks.