The Bharatiya Janata Party led coalition government led by Chief Minister N Biren Singh has launched ‘School Fagat Hansi’ mission on Friday.
It is an initiative to develop government schools across the state for overall development in shaping future pillars of the society.
The mission was initiated under its ‘Go to Village’ mission and it was formally launched at Yumnam Huidrom Government High School located about 20 south west of state capital.
Under the new initiative, one government school each in all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of Manipur will be developed as model schools in the first phase so that the admission rate in the government institutions could be encouraged by providing necessary infrastructures.
The mission was introduced with an objective to give renewed thrust towards improvement of Government schools both in terms of physical and manpower infrastructure.
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh accompanied by four ministers Th Radheshyam(education),L Jayentakumar(Health), K Shyam (Revenue) and Letpao Haokip(Sports) along with four other MLAs besides chairmem of three establishments and officials launched the initiative.
Addressing the gathering, Biren Singh said that the ‘Go to Hill’ and the ‘Go to Village’ missions have been successful in connecting people with the Government adding the Government intends to put special focus on improvement of Government schools because economic condition of the common people is not improving despite Government’s efforts as they generally spend huge amount of money in children’s education.
Biren also informed that Rs. 50 lakhs had been sanctioned by the State Planning Department for awarding cash prizes to meritorious students. It may be mentioned that in a Well Wishing ceremony held at Hapta Kangjeibung on January 28, 2018, the State Government announced incentive awards to meritorious students of Government schools, who secure positions in Class X and XII examinations.
Earlier State Government had launched a scheme known as ‘Lairik Tamhansi – No Child Left Behind’ in which school dropouts are readmitted in Government schools.
Health Minister L Jayantakumar, Revenue Minister Karam Shyam, Water Resources Minister Letpao Haokip, Manipur Infrastructure Development Agency Vice Chairman O Lukhoi also spoke on the occasion which was attended Deputy Speaker K Robindro, State Planning Board Deputy Chairman S Rajen, Planning and Development Authority Chairman T Robindro, MANIDCO Chairman Radheshyam Yumnam, Manipur Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Board Chairman H Dingo,four MLAs and officials of the education department.