Isn’t it interesting, you studied in a college which is built by the river bank and the river is the partition of two countries, separated in 1947? Yes,Taki Government College is a historic education foundation, built by the river bank of Ichhamati which is the partition of India and Bangladesh. The college is a heritage founded in 15th September, 1950.
It was my graduation days, I can remember the three difficult years of my life, obtaining a Bachelors of Arts Degree. I had a very tough time spent studying English literature in the below classroom.
You can see the almost blurred, foggy land by the opposite direction of Ichhamati river and that is Bangladesh got independence from pakistan in 1971 after a historical battle named Bhasha Andolon (ভাষা আন্দোলন).
Ichhamati is the river that has potential connection between Bangladesh and India. The LOC (Line of Control) has divided the river into two parts. The Sundarbans Reserve Forest is an on boat adventure tourism attraction, starts from Taki through a boat journey into Ichhamati river and spend night at the Sundarbans Tiger Camps built inside the forest full of Bengal Tigers.
I studied through a dark age, nostalgic memories and I became a Bachelors of Arts from Taki Government College in 2008. I saw bad politics, student unions, turmoil, and collapse of University of Calcutta’s education system.
It was a time when I decided to left West Bengal for good. After seven years I came back to visit Taki Government College and claimed my B.A. Degree Certificate. Still nothing has been changed and I saw how professors in the desk sitting idle, students are shouting political slogans, clerks are late, and no discipline inside the classroom.