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Mr. Education Minister, please act like Manish Sisodiya of Delhi

Information technology is fast growing. Anything that happened anywhere around the world can be known with a thump press in the electronic gadgets that have internet support. Information today is not only for some people’s cup of tea, but it has become everybody’s cup of tea. And as a result, days are gone that man in power makes fool of the common people. The aged old practice of politicians who are in power ruling the state is easily notice even by a busy labourer with the help of cell phone, which now become everybody’s essential items. Blame game and excuses, taking advantage of the conflict situation in the state for the failure in taking up development works is not working as people are equally informed with things going around.
It took just a couple of years for the AAP government to transform the Government Schools in New Delhi, despite the fact that the city is a home to million people who are more experience in cheating people. This year’s CBSE result for the class XII examination showed that the AAP government under the initiative of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodiya, who also hold Education Portfolio had really transform the government schools.
For the government of Manipur, it was perhaps assumed as ‘impossible’ but the Delhi government-run schools have outshined private schools for the fourth consecutive year, by taking the pass percentage in Class XII CBSE exams up by 4 per cent to 94.24 per cent this year.
For information to the state Education department of Manipur, 1,29.917 students of Delhi government school appeared in the CBSE Class 12 exams this year. Of that, 1,22,428 passed. The number of schools with a 100 per cent pass rate is reported to be 203, an increase of 36 from last year.
In 2016, when the Delhi govt. is putting all energy to improve the situation of the government schools, the state of Manipur recorded zero pass percentage in 73 govt. schools out of 323 government run schools.  2018 result also indicated less sign of improvement in govt. school . The government schools witnessed 8419 students appearing and the number students passed was just 4293 passed which is not even 50%. Besides, except one or two no government school students managed to come among the top 25, as the positions are seemed to be reserved for the private schools.
Since the coming of the new government under the Chief Minister N. Biren Singh, many promises had been heard from the education Minister Th. Radhesyam for improvement of the government schools. The first one year, that is, in 2017, people of the state witness the energetic education Minister inspecting conditions of the government schools. But even after half the year of 2019 has already passed and no improvement is being noticed to the condition of the government schools in Manipur.
Except for announcing of some cash awards to successful students who passed the Class X and XII with excellent marks in a luxuriously makeshift stage during a public function, nothing seems to be taken up for improvement of the education sector in the state. When the Delhi Government under the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had given full priority to education sector by increasing the budget to 33% in 2015 from previous financial year during their regime, the state of Manipur allocated a meager amount to the education sector.
A welfare state is what every citizen expects from any government. And people of the country particularly in the state of Manipur promises by respective government about bringing a change is what has been hearing since the last many decades. Change of guard brings no difference to the condition of the state. Each party, whoever comes to power and ruled the state keep doing things for their own benefit in the name of making a welfare and progressive state. But in reality the situation of the state become worsen day after another.
Citizens of today know that education is the only way to build a welfare state and for that top priority is always expected. When said, top priority, it is about more budget, more strictures and more commitment of those in the power for improvement of the Education Sector. The more the people are educated, the dream for a welfare state will become reality. Without educated people, whatever, schemes or constructions being taken up will make no differences to the state of Manipur.

Rinku Khumukcham

Rinku Khumukcham, Editor of Imphal Times has more than 15+ years in the field of Journalism. A seasoned editor, was a former editor of ISTV News. He resides in Keishamthong Elangbam Leikai, with his wife and parents. Rinku can be contacted at [email protected] 

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