A public rally was taken out at Imphal on Thursday on the occasion of the 11th Disturbance Free Educational Zone Demand Day, 2018 organized by the Democratic Students’ Alliance of Manipur.
A large number of teachers, officials and students from different schools and colleges participated in the rally which was flagged off by Manipur Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam from Khuman Lampak, Sports Complex in Imphal.
Later, a public meeting was held at Iboyaim Shumang Leela Shanglen in Imphal wherein Education Minister Radheshyam said that unity in the entire sphere and among every stakeholder of the society is the biggest instrument to attain the Disturbance Free Educational Zone.
Stating that there has been a massive change in education with increase in the number of children enrolled in schools in the State, Radheshyam said the increase is also witnessed in Government schools due to support from the stakeholders in the education sector.
In democracy, every citizen is part of the Government and when there is unity towards a common goal to make education a free zone, the goals can be achieved.
Seeking cooperation and support from all the stakeholders, the Minister said, “Every issue can be solved through dialogues.” He also called for ideas, suggestions and views for the betterment of the education system.
He maintained that the Government would address the issues of teachers’ shortage and constructing good quality school buildings. Digitization of service books, he said, is one of the major steps taken up by
the Government to verify retiring teachers and pre-plan appointment of new teachers.
Radheshyam also asserted that to encourage children to become more innovative and creative, a peaceful and vibrant atmosphere is necessary to nurture the children.
He added that peace and harmony should be maintained in the State to allow the children to grow up in a constructive environment without any disturbance. He urged that it is the duty of each individual to maintain a safe and secure society to allow make the children grow up in a productive world.
The Education Minister also said, “Children must be allowed to grow freely and not pressurized them to become a data base. Children should discover their own innate abilities and added that the teachers and students relationship should be a caring one to make the children feel free in approaching the teachers.”
He appealed to the teachers to become the teacher that they had once aspired to become. He emphasized on the need to encourage the children rather than disheartening them for their inability but inspires them have a positive attitude towards life as the future is in the hand of the students, he added.
Moirang Assembly constituency legislator P Sharatchandra Singh, dignitaries, teachers, students and members of civil organizations also attended the public rally.