About Shri Ramesh Chandra Saharia (A true educationist) !
Ramesh Chandra Saharia was born on the 1st of December 1930 in a family of high tradition. Shri Saharia was known to his friends, colleagues and his co-workers as being a pleasing personality, kind hearted, amiable, always respectful towards his elders all with a rare sense of understanding. He received blessings of a great when he was a baby. Mahatma Gandhi had come to Assam to collect donations for Harijan and went to Tangla, then, a tiny railway station twenty miles away from the sub-divisional headquarters of Mangaldoi.Ramesh’s father, Shri Lambodhar Saharia, went to meet Gandhiji with baby Ramesh in his arms. Gandhiji look baby Ramesh in his lap gave him a rupee coin from the small collection and blessed him. True to the blessings of the Mahatma, Ramesh grew up to be an extremely polite boy and later into a through gentleman.
With a uniformly good academic career since his school days, Sri Saharia took his Bachelor degree from Cotton College, Guwahati and did his M A in Economics and LLB from the Benaras Hindu University. Shri Saharia was a voracious and avid reader, his first hobby being reading and collection books, journals and magazines. He has left behind a valuable library enriched with books and journals on various subjects.
Despite his high educational qualifications, Shri Saharia chose to be a teacher in the Tangla Government High School with the prime objective of socioeconomic development for the place he belonged to. He served the Tangla High School as its Headmaster for fourteen long years till his entry into the State Legislative Assembly as an MLA from Paneri constituency, 1972. During this period devoted much of his time to develop the educational sector and provided social service in the backward tribal areas of Tangla, in the northern part of Mangaldoi, now in Udalguri District. He founded the Tangla Girls High School and was a leading founder of the Tangla College and was the President of the Managing Committee and Governing body. Shri Saharia was re-elected as an MLA for the second term in 1978, during which he further contributed to the planning and development of the region. Shri Saharia became a Cabinet Minister in the ministry headed by Shri Jogendra Nath Hazarika, on the 17th of Septembe,1979 and was holding the portfolio of the Department of Forest, Sericulture and Weaving and Khadi& Village Industries. He served for a second term as Minister of Home and later Minister, Revenue on the 22nd of January 1982.Shri Saharia breathed his last in harness, with a deep sense of devotion and duty, on the 8th of February 1982. Shri Ramesh Chandra Saharia dedicated his life for the development of the state. The State Government in its tribute to him said “ Shri Saharia will always be remembered for his amiable disposition, his devotion to duty, his deep sense of responsibility and love and affection for the people. His death has deprived his colleagues of his valuable counsel and the State an able administrator”.
The Ramesh Chandra Saharia Teachers Training College, Tangla was set up on the 14th of August, 1995 in the cherish memory Late Ramesh Chandra Saharia, a highly reputed educationist and a three time senior minister of Assam Cabinet and a symbol of sacrifice and idol of political memory by Ramesh Chandra Saharia Educational Trust. Dr HiralalDuarah, Vice Chancellor, Gauhati University inaugurated the college building on 8 February 1995.