Pothashang News Service: Imphal, February 12, 2020: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh on Wednesday inaugurated five school buildings well-equipped with latest infrastructures under Manipur government’s School Fagathansi Mission.
The schools were Moirangpurel High School and Heingang High School in Imphal East and Singjamei Chingamakha High School, Praja High School and SK Ideal High School in Imphal West.
“It is the responsibility of the government to provide good schools with highly qualified teachers along with adequate infrastructure and facilities to its citizens,” Biren said at the inaugural function held at Moirangpurel High School.
The chief minister briefly visited all these schools one after another and inaugurated the mission in the presence of huge number of locals. However, the main inauguration function was held at S.K. Ideal High School, Ngairangbam with Shri N. Biren Singh as the chief guest.
The school promotion mission was launched on January 18 last year at Yumnam Huidrom Government High School in Imphal West.
The School Fagathansi Mission is an initiative to upgrade the condition of government schools for overall development in shaping the future pillars of the society, Biren said.
The mission is implemented in one school each in all the 60 assembly constituencies of the state, he added.
He said monthly review meeting would be held to track progress and identify needs of the schools run under the mission. After the inauguration of 60 schools in each constituency of the state in the first phase, another 60 schools would also be identified soon for the next phase, he added.
“Adequate fund for the School Fagathansi mission had been included in the state Budget. A sum of Rs. 43 crores had been earmarked in the Revised Estimate (RE) and another Rs 25 crores in the Budget estimate,” he said. With the introduction of the mission, there has been steep increase in the enrolment of students in the government schools, the chief minister informed.
He said under the mission, two schools located in Kasom and Chandel would also be inaugurated soon.
Stating that strong foundation given in the education sector will help in shaping of student’s life, he opined that these students can further help deprived students and become a good citizen of the state, thus improving overall society. He said all sections of the society have high respect and regard for the teachers.
“Teachers should go to the place where they are transferred/posted and not indulge frequently in changing their place of transfer/posting,” Biren said.
Around 14,000 drop-out students had been enrolled again in different schools under ‘Lairik Tamhanlasi’ scheme, the chief Minister said. He thanked the people of the state for their endless support and co-operation to the government towards the development of the state.
Education minister Th. Radheshyam said the mission would definitely become a great success as it is being run under a proper guideline unlike other initiatives implemented in the past. The mission had been conceptualised by the government with a firm commitment, a clear vision and a strong determination to transform the government schools and bring a change in the pattern of educating children, he added.
Manipur Legislative Assembly Speaker Y. Khemchand, forest and environment minister Th. Shyamkumar, deputy Speaker K. Robindro, State Planning Board deputy chairman S. Rajen, Tourism Corporation of Manipur Ltd. Chairman Dr. S. Ranjan and MLAs Md. Abdul Nasir, L. Rameshwor and Th. Satyabrata were present among others.