The Government Higher Secondary School (GHSS), Ruksin in Arunachal Pradesh’s East Siang district has been selected as the ‘Chief Minister’s Best Performing School’ of the state for the 2019-20 academic year.

The school achieved an impressive 97% pass percentage in the CBSE 12th board examination besides being rated A+ in terms of school infrastructure by the inspection committee.

The school has also achieved similar ratings in all other parameters including the attendance of students, discipline, distribution of uniform, overall academic performance etc, officials said.

Local legislator Ninong Ering has congratulated the students and the entire school community for their meritorious performance and for bringing accolades to the school.

“It is a matter of great pride. Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another. The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from the achievers,” he said.

Ering also extended his gratitude to chief minister Pema Khandu and education minister Taba Tedir and other officials of the education department for their motivation and attention towards developing the education scenario of the state.

East Siang deputy commissioner Dr Kinny Singh said that it was the commitment towards excellence in teaching and learning which helped the school achieve the feat.

She also appreciated the hard work of the students and teachers.

School principal Tajom Padung stressed on community involvement and extended his thanks to the teachers, parents, alumnus, local administration and leaders as a whole for their effective partnership, motivation and inspiring the students to think out of the box and foresee a better future.

Established in 1966 as a pre-primary school, the Government Higher Secondary School, Ruksin was upgraded as middle school in 1978 and as higher secondary school in 2009.

A massive renovation drive under the guidance of Rajiv Gandhi University professor David Gao (also an alumnus of the school) was carried out by the local community in 2018 where the alumni, teachers and leaders had generously contributed for the school’s infrastructure development.

The school at present has a total of 23 teaching staff including tourism and IT departments.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com