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Education Minister lays foundation stone for Govt. Engg. College & Model Residential School

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, Oct. 9

Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam, yesterday, laid the foundation stones of Government Engineering College and Model Residential School at Khangarok, Heirok.
He said that the Model Residential School is being constructed under the Minority Concentrations Block. The Minister was speaking at the Foundation Stone laying Ceremony organized by the Department of Education. He said that out of seven residential schools to be constructed in Manipur for Thoubal district the school is being built at Heirok along with a hundred bedded hostels each.
Th. Radheshyam said that upgrading the Residential Schools from VIII to XII standard, especially meant for the girl child belonging to economically minority section of the society was proposed voicing the campaign of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ emphasizing on the need to let the students have complete minimum education of up to XII standard. He explained that thus the Residential schools have now been upgraded to class XII being approved by the Ministry of HRD, the students presently studying in IXth standard can study upto XII standard in the same school. In Manipur all the nine Residential Schools including eleven KGBV has been upgraded, he added.
The Minister said that the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar was also highlighted about the necessity of introducing another university in the State as the passing out number of students from colleges outnumbered the seat capacity of Manipur University. He explained that the Dhanamanjuri University and the Government Engineering College were both approved by the HRD Ministry after giving assurance and agreeing to the proposal of the Ministry that no issue will rise in regards to the land required for the construction of the institutions.
He said that both the educational institutions being introduced in Khangarok will not only boost educational competence of the area and Manipur as a whole but will also increase economic activities of the people of the surrounding villages. The college and the school being located at this far corner of the village will also lead to the development of the connecting route of the village to the location. For fast progress in the development of the institutions, the Minister sought the support and cooperation from the people for carrying out the construction and other infrastructural development work of the institutions.
Vice Chairman, Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency (MIDA), O. Lukhoi said that the Government of India is giving huge emphasis in education sector, the most important sector for the human resource development. He added that the college and the school are being provided as per the need and importance of the State.
Director Education (S), Th. Kirankumar Singh said that when the new college becomes fully functional, it will help the State’s inspiring students to pursue in the field of Engineering.
The Minister who is also the MLA of Heirok also assured the people that certain developmental works in relations to agriculture, fishery and connectivity will be taken in the village. The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony organized by the Department of Education was attended by dignitaries, concerned officials of the Department of Education and locals.

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