Imphal, Jan 18,
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh launched ‘School Fagat-Hansi’ mission, an initiative under the Government’s popular ‘Go to Village’ mission, at a function held at Yumnam Huidrom Government High School in Imphal West District today.
The scheme has been introduced with an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards improvement of Government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure. One Government school each in all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State will be developed as model schools in the first phase under the mission. All these schools would be run and developed in a uniform pattern.
Speaking at the occasion, N. Biren Singh said that the ‘Go to Hill’ and the ‘Go to Village’ missions have been successful in connecting people with the Government. Now, the Government intends to put special focus on improvement of Government schools because economic condition of the common people is not improving despite Government’s efforts as they generally spend huge amount of money in children’s education, he said.
As such, after a thorough discussion, the Government decided to enhance the condition of Government schools by way of initiating ‘School Fagat-Hansi’ mission for an overall long term and sustained development of the State, he added. The Chief Minister expressed hope that the new mission would garner trust of the people towards Government schools. He said that all the model schools would have classes from pre-nursery to Class-X. The Chief Minister also said that no teacher would be transferred from these model schools for at least three years in order to maintain stability in teaching manpower.
Observing that involvement of local people, educationists, local club members and Meira Paibee leaders in the scheme is of immense necessity, the Chief Minister urged all concerned to extend cooperation in making the mission a success. In addition to the existing School Management Committees, selected schools under the mission would be managed by re-defined Managing Committees headed by circle MLAs concerned, N. Biren said.
In a Well Wishing ceremony held at Hapta Kangjeibung on January 28, 2018, Shri N. Biren Singh said, the State Government announced to give incentive awards to meritorious students of Government schools, who secure positions in Class X and XII examinations conducted by BOSEM and COHSEM. For this purpose, he announced, Rs. 50 lakhs had been sanctioned by the State Planning Department for early distribution of cash prizes to students.
The Chief Minister said that in addition to providing free education under Right to Education (RTE), the State Government has recently launched a scheme known as ‘Lairik Tamhansi – No Child Left Behind’ in which school dropouts are readmitted in Government schools.
He expressed happiness that Directorate of Minorities Director Shri Ng. Uttam had sought permission from the State Government to adopt Tampha Junior High School. The Chief Minister also urged the public come forward and Regarding insecurity felt by the common people in the aftermath of passing Citizens Amendment Bill by Lok Sabha, the Chief Minister observed that indigenous people can be saved themselves from being outnumbered by outsiders if no land is sold to outsiders. One should never sell precious ancestral lands to get a simple Government job or own a car.