Students from Canacona prefer to study in Govt. College, Quepem as it has upgraded infrastructure, quality teachers, modern amenities. Even though it is too far, the students, even from the remote area of Canacona, prefer to travel a long distance to reach Quepem College. Many students change 2-3 buses to reach Quepem. The campus of Quepem College is situated 2 km away from the main road which results in further walking of 2 km to reach college. Despite such odd situations, still, students from Canacona prefer to study in Quepem Govt. College.
Students’ fraternity from Canacona from the last many years have been demanding a direct Kadamba Bus from Polem (Canacona) to Govt. College, Quepem Campus to facilitate them to reach college in time. Due to the non-availability of direct bus service, they always reach late & leave the college campus early thereby resulting in losing their practical/lectures which ultimately affect their study. They submitted a number of memorandums to KTCL & met local MLAs, Ministers to resolve their genuine problems but nobody bothered to solve the woes of these poor students, most of these students belong to SC, ST communities which come from poor families.
Mr. Janardhan Bhandari, Congress leader has raised a number of issues which affects the lives of common Canaconakars & has successfully resolved it & gave reliefs to affected people. Students from Canacona approached Mr. Janardhan Bhandari to solve their long pending demand of direct bus service from Polem to Quepem College Campus. After realizing the difficulties of the students, Janardhan Bhandari assured his fellow Canaconakars to solve their problem at the earliest so these students can concentrate properly on their education.
Today Janardhan Bhandari submitted a Memorandum to Mr. Girish Gaude, Asst. Manager, Kadamba Margao Depot & appraised him about the woes of the students belonging to poor SC/ST families & requested him to start a Kadamba Bus service immediately from Polem to Quepem College. As per the demands & convenience of the students, Janardhan Bhandari demanded to start bus service at 7.00 am from Polem (Canacona) to Quepem College campus to enable students not only from Canacona but students from Balli, Morpirlla, Padi, Barcem, Khaddem to reach college in time. Evening he demanded bus service at 3.30 pm from Quepem College campus to Polem as by then students could finish their lectures/practicals. Such a proper transport facility will help students to fulfill their educational aspirations.
Janardhan Bhandari expressed anguish for not solving this genuine issue of poor students of Canacona by local MLAs, Ministers & felt very sad for these students who are suffering hardships from many years for acquiring education. Janardhan Bhandari further asserted that such a service will also help government staff from Canacona who daily travel to Quepem for service to reach Quepem in time.