Manipur’s Department of Education (School) is planning to provide an opportunity for a helicopter ride to the students studying in Classes IV – VIII of the government schools.
This initative is with the funding from Samagra Shiksha State Implementing Society Manipur.
The helicopter ride is scheduled to commence from this year’s Children’s Day (November 14).
It is an opportunity under the initiative of Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam.
This opportunity will be provided to the children to explore and understand the beautiful landscape and landmarks of the State in a unique way.
Each helicopter ride will be of 20 minutes duration.
For the students to be able to enjoy the helicopter ride they have to participate in a zone-wise competition.
This competition will be organized by the concerned the zonal education officers (ZEO) in their respective districts or zones during the month of November.
The competition will be carried out in two categories from Classes IV-V and from Classes VI-VIII.
The winners of these competitions will be given ‘Helicopter Ride’.
From the category of Classes IV-V three best students and from category of Classes VI-VIII five students will be selected as winners.
For each zone only ten representatives inclusive of eight students, one teacher or guide and one representative of ZEO can be recommended, an official release stated.
The zone-wise competitions under the broad theme ‘Know Your State’ in different literary activities of extempore speech, quiz or story telling of other communities or in any other way to help the children explore and understand the State better.
Topics of the competition will be based on information and matters related to the State.