Imphal, May 4, 2018 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam today inaugurated the Residential School, Lilong, Mairelkhul of Thoubal District constructed under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) having classes from 6 – 8. He said the school will facilitate children belonging to the financially weaker section of the society and minorities.
The State has 11 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) and 9 Residential Schools as approved by the Government of India. He said that the benefits provided by the Government for the upliftment of the people belonging to the poor families and minorities including differently abled persons and widows are provided according to the Socio Economic and Caste Census Report.
The Minister also announced that the school will be upgraded to high school from the next academic session. He further added that a proposal to promote both the Residential School and KGBV up to higher secondary is also in the pipeline. He asserted that another new hostel besides the existing one will also be constructed soon to accommodate the students of Class 9 and 10. The Residential School has a total strength of 50 boys and 50 girls while KGBV is only for girls with capacity of 100 students.
Th. Radheshyam said, now that the school has been inaugurated the duty to safeguard school and its infrastructure is with the people of the area. He urged to the public to extend their support and cooperation to school and the staff for best outcome of the students who hold the key to the future. School should be kept above religion, politics and caste, he added.
The inaugural function was attended by Adhyaksha, Thoubal Zilla Parishad Smt. Hasina Begum, Up-adhyaksha Shri T. Nungshi, District Commissioner, Thoubal District, Smt. Haobam Rosita, concern officials, teachers, students, parents and locals. During the occasion books were also distributed to the students.
Later, the Minister made a surprise visit at ITITakyel and inspected the infrastructural development taken up in the premise. The Government plans to upgrade the ITITakyel as a centre of excellence, he said.