Imphal, Feb 20: Books under SSA will be made available to all the students of the state from March 1 to March 31. This was stated by Education Minister Th. Radheshyam while replying to a calling attention motion moved by Congress MLA K Ranjit.
K. Ranjit while drawing the attention of the house said that new report appeared at Huiyen Lanpao daily paper said that till now students of the government schools which are entitled to get free books, bags etc have not get books issued under SSA till today. Session had already began, and as the books are available in book store rich parents of students studying in private school are getting it when students who can’t afford the private schools and studying in government school from class 1 to class VIII still are depriving the right to education as books are not provided till today.
However, he said that the books are ready now and will be distributed to students in between March 1 to March 31.
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