Itahari, December 9:

Sunsari Multiple Campus in Inaruwa, the headquarters of Sunsari district, is in a dilapidated condition.

Cycle-stand, canteen or toilets or the academic atmosphere, nothing is properly managed in this sole campus in Inaruwa.

The campus remains neglected even though so many prominent leaders including Nepali Congress stalwart BP Koirala, present NC president and Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala and NC leaders Sujata Koirala and Hari Sapkota were elected to the parliament from Inaruwa.

Located in Inaruwa municipality-6, the campus got its own building 12 years ago but the infrastructure is largely insufficient.

Campus professor Dandapani Gautam said, “There are not enough classrooms. We have to take classes on the terrace of the building. The campus is neglected on all fronts.”

Even the limited number of classrooms are not organised. The classrooms lack windows and shutters. Students said they often have to stand and attend classes while the cold wind whips around the classrooms.

Campus unit president of Nepal Students’ Union Dhiraj Bhattarai said, “The chairs are broken, the tube-well does not draw water and the toilets are a stinking mess.” Bhattarai alleged that the campus was in a shambles due to tug-of-war between the student factions supporting NC and CPN-UML.

Campus unit president of the Free Students’ Union Krishna Adhikari said that the campus had sufficient movable and immovable assets to streamline things but nothing is being done. “The campus had six bighas of land but no playing ground had been set up yet,” he said.

Campus chief Narayan Prasad Sharma said that things were disorganised due to the indifference of donors and the government. “Construction of a library building with funds from the MPs’ development fund is also hanging fire,” he said.