With an aim to create IAS crackers, IITians, engineers and doctors, Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering has come forward to sponsor meritorious students from his constituency.

The Pasighat West MLA and a Congress leader has decided to help meritorious students to undergo ‘advanced coaching’ for various competitive examinations and professional courses.

MLA Ering, who visited Government Higher Secondary School, Bilat in East Siang district on Wednesday, revealed that he has taken the responsibility for bearing expenditure of ‘advanced coaching’ for the meritorious students.

It will cost an estimated amount of over Rs 12 lakh every year.

Ering said he has taken the noble initiative to support five graduates to undergo coaching to sit in Indian Administrative Services (IAS) Examination.

He is also set to sponsor coaching for at least 10 under-graduate students to avail crash course to compete in medical, IIT and other engineering examinations every year.

Ering, who earlier served as East-Arunachal MP and union minister of state, expects that his efforts will help meritorious students belonging to poor families to achieve their goals and serve the nation in the future.

“Out of five, at least two candidates may achieve success in IAS examination and bring glory to the frontier state every year,” said an optimistic Ering while adding that he has already sanctioned money for the first batch of IAS aspirants.

When asked if anybody approached him or suggested to do so, MLA Ering cleared that the idea is his own to create human resources in his area.

However, he said he followed some social media reports, wherein he came across sacrifices of some dedicated officers from Nagaland and Manipur in helping meritorious students belonging to poor families.

“I am hopeful that my effort will help meritorious students to achieve their goal and inspire them to serve the nation in future,” Ering observed.

The MLA later visited a site near Bilat Circle Office for setting up a ‘Mithun Research Centre’, which has been sanctioned by the Central government under the ICAR project.

“Once the centre is set up, the local people will gain huge benefits from it,” he hoped.

Mithun (Bos frontalis), the ‘State Animal’ of Arunachal Pradesh, is a farm animal with semi-wild nature.

Prafulla Kaman is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dhemaji. He can be reached at: pkradio16@gmail.com