In an effort to avoid school drop-out rates, the BJP-led coalition government which turned one year on Thursday launched two schemes – StartUP Manipur and Lairik Tamhanlasi (Let them Learn).
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister N Biren Singh said the objective of Lairik Tamhanlasi scheme is to ensure that no child is left behind to get their basic right to education up to the Higher Secondary level. In this regard, a sum of Rs. 16 crores has been earmarked in the annual Budget, he added.
The step of the government was taken up considering the issue of high school drop-out reports due to the financial constraints in the families of the students. A survey by the Education Department officials found there is around 40,000 drop-out students in Manipur.
StartUP Manipur would enable the youths and unemployed persons in the state to take up new ventures with new and creative ideas.
The official website of the StartUP Manipur scheme (www.startupmanipur.in) was also formally launched during the day’s small but meaningful gathering.
Chief Minister N Biren Singh, education minister Th. Radheshyam and agriculture minister V Hangkhanlian, chief secretary RR Rashmi, principal secretary (Planning and Education) Vineet Joshi, directors of education and planning department attended the formal launching session of the two schemes at Chief Minister’s secretariat on Thursday evening.