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Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh has claimed that the State could achieve marked changes in school education sector in the last two years.

He said the overall pass percentage for matriculation examination touched an all-time high of 74.69 per cent which is the highest since establishment of Board of Secondary Education Manipur in 1972.

Chief minister Biren was speaking at the inaugural function of the new building of staff quarter of Community Health Centre at Yairipok Yambem and under-graduate girls’ hostel at Top Chingtha, both under Andro Assembly constituency in Imphal East District on Saturday.

The inaugural functions was attended by forest and environment minister Thounjaom Shyamkumar Singh who is the local MLA along with the deputy Speaker K Robindro, MLAs O Lukhoi and H Dingo besides others.

Biren said now ‘School Fagathansi’ mission, a government initiative to improve school education in the State, has been launched with an ambitious objective to provide free and quality education to students.

Expressing hope that the new mission would certainly benefit thousands of students, he observed that major chunk of parents’ earnings is generally spent in children’s education.

He exuded confidence that parents would now be able to save their hard earned money for their future.

He also claimed that the ‘Go to Hills’ mission, another initiative of the ruling front to address the grievances of the people, had bridged the gap between hill and valley people and strengthened oneness.

On the other hand, the ‘Go to Village’ mission could enable the Government to understand people’s woes, grievances and necessities.

Many people have benefitted from newly introduced schemes such as CMHT etc and other initiatives, he added.

Forest minister Shyamkumar, deputy Speaker K Robindro Singh, chairman, Manipur Building & Other Construction Workers Welfare Board H Dingo Singh, vice chairman, MIDA O Lukhoi Singh also spoke during the occasion.

A tree plantation was held in and around the Nongpok Ningthou Panthoibi Sanglen area under the Andro Assembly constituency in presence of senior officials and brand ambassador (Green Mission) Valentina Elangbam and South Korea DJ star Soda.

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