Youth Affairs & Sports and Water Resources minister Letpao Haokip today launched the School Fagathansi Mission for Chandel district at the Maha Union Higher Secondary School at Japhou, Chandel.
Laying of the foundation stone for the improvement of the said school was the main highlight of the launching function. It can be mentioned that the school Fagathansi Mission is a newly launched Government of Manipur initiatives that aims to improve the condition of government schools.
60 (sixty) Government schools have been short listed from the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State, and the mission was launched simultaneously in these 60’s schools today in order to upgrade them to a model schools.
Letpao Haokip graced the function as Chief Guest while, Deputy Commissioner, Chandel Shri Krishna Kumar, IAS and ZEO Chandel, Shri L. Nabakumar Singh, MES attended as guest of honours and Principal of Maha Union Higher Secondary School, Th. Iboyaima Singh as President of the function.
Speaking at the function, Letpao Haokip said that all children should be educated irrespective of which background they belong to, and should become ‘important’ members of the society. The School Fagathansi Mission, that is being launched today is taken up to provide affordable ‘quality’ education to our children. He also added that the idea to launch such a programme was taken up after deliberate consideration by the vital government cabinet.
The minister further said that being an important member does not necessarily means to become an IAS, MCS or doctor, engineer only but to become productive citizens of the society. Shri Letpao added each person have unique and special capabilities. The present government felt the sentiment of every parents who want to put their children in good schools, but cannot afford private schooling, that is why the government is very concerned for ensuring good quality education from affordable schools by taking up such initiations.
The minister also assured he will look into the matter of fulfilling various shortcomings of the Maha Union Higher Secondary School such as lack of staff quarters and other infrastructures.
Deputy Commissioner, Krishna Kumar also spoke about the need of quality education in these modern times, and expressed hope that this mission will bring about a drastic change towards the better in the education scenario of Chandel District.
Later, the dignitaries including the minister launched the Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the school and also planted tree saplings in the school campus as part of the function. All the dignitaries spoke about the need for valuing water and conservation of water resources through different lowest techniques.
Mahesh Choudhury, IAS from Ministry of Jal Shakti Abhiyan highlighted the need of rain water harvesting to the students and the staff.
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