Imphal, Dec 11:
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh today inaugurated School Fagathansi Mission at Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School, Imphal. He also graced the 48th Annual Prize Distribution of HSLC Examination 2020 conducted by the Board of Secondary Education, Manipur and Incentives Award Ceremony 2020 of Department of Education (S), Manipur.
The Inauguration cum Award Distribution Ceremony was jointly organized by Department of Education (Schools), Samagra Shiksha, Manipur and Board of Secondary Education Manipur.
Delivering his speech as Chief Guest, N. Biren Singh said that Award distribution to meritorious students was a part of the School Fagathansi Mission which was launched earlier this year at Moirangpurel High School, Andro Assembly Constituency, Imphal East. He further said that the presentation of the award was a kind of motivation to the students of Government Schools to work hard in their studies and to achieve excellence in their examinations.
He further stated that students coming from poor families had been facing problems studying at private schools due to their high fee structures and hindered the development of economic status of their families as their earnings had been expended to the payment of high amount of fees. Therefore, development of infrastructures of Government schools is very important to increase enrollment of students which in turn would ease some of the financial burdens faced by poor families, he added.
N. Biren Singh expressed happiness with the increase in numbers of position holders from Government School and also in the percentage of enrollment of students after the launch of the Mission. He further stated that keeping in view the importance of dedication from teachers in the educational development of students, the Government would also take up measures to award dutiful teachers as an encouragement to bring out more bright students.
The Chief Minister also appealed to the students to be sincere and hard working in their studies as they are the future pillars of the State and not to waste their precious time on any unnecessary matters. He also assured that the Government would put every effort that is necessary for the development of schools and students.
Works Minister Th. Biswajit Singh said that development of a region depends on its human resources and it was only through education which human resources could be developed. Highlighting the need of studying history among the students, he stated that it would make them understand and maintain the aged old relation that had existed between different ethnic groups of the State.
Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen Singh in his presidential speech appreciated the initiatives taken up by Chief Minister N. Biren Singh to bring growth in the education sector through the School Fagathansi Mission. The mission had played a major role in infrastructure development and increase in enrollment percentage in Government Schools which were earlier left in pathetic condition, he added.
The education Minister also informed that an awareness programme on National Education Policy will be conducted soon to make everyone aware of the new policy.
During the programme, Incentive Awards were presented to the students of Government Schools who secured positions in Higher Secondary Examination (HSE), 2020 and High School Leaving Certificate Examination (HSLCE), 2020. Awards were also presented to the District Level toppers of the above examinations.
MLA Wanjing Tentha Paonam Brojen, MLA Jiribam Ashab Uddin, Commissioner, Education (S) T. Ranjit, Secretary to Chief Minister Ningthoujam Geoffrey, Deputy Commissioner, Imphal West Naorem Praveen, Director Education (S) L. Nandakumar, officials of Education Department, Council of Higher Secondary Education Manipur, Board of Secondary Education Manipur, teachers and students also attended the function.
It may be mentioned that School Fagathansi Mission was also inaugurated in three other schools including Eastern Ideal High School, Malom Mega High School and Ram Lal Paul Higher Secondary School apart from Tamphasana Girls Higher Secondary School.