Imphal: Manipur government on Teachers’ Day rewarded nine teachers with the State Teachers’ Award 2021 and honoured Ningmareo Shimray, Lecturer, Ukhrul Higher Secondary School, who received the prestigious National Teachers’ Award for his distinguished contributions.
The state teachers’ award carries a cash incentive of Rs 50 thousand each.
Ningmareo was honoured with a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.
The teachers who were awarded with State Teachers’ Award, 2021 were Khullem Memtombi Devi of Ananda Singh Hr. Sec. Academy, Imphal East; Sh. Rullingson Rokho of Phuba High School, Senapati; Athokpam Ranjita Devi of Khangabok Hr. Sec. School, Thoubal; Huyam Priyobrata Singh of Sardar Patel High School Khurkhul, Imphal West; Lalsangliana of NKT High School, Churachandpur; Salam Manichou Singh of Pallel High School, Kakching; Ningthoujam Binoy of Chingmei Upper Primary School, Bishnupur; Lisam Jiteshwari of Ibotonsana Girls Hr. Sec. School, Imphal West and Sheiphani Roel Moyon of Liwachangning High School, Chandel.
The teachers were honoured the state level teachers day held at City Convention Centre, here on Sunday.
The function was organised by the Department of Education, Government of Manipur.
Biren said education acquired from a teacher had a very important role in everyone’s achievement. The Teachers’ Day is celebrated every year on this day to honour the dedicated contributions of teachers in making their students the future assets of a nation. The yearly celebration also made the younger generation know the role of teachers and imbibed them with the culture of paying respect and honouring their mentors, he added.
He appreciated the award winners for their selfless service in guiding the students of the state and expressed hopefulness that teachers would continue to render their services with much dedication.
Te chief minister informed that considering the high pass percentage of students in the High School Leaving Certificate Examination this year, the government had approved up-gradation of 10 high schools to higher secondary schools to accommodate the increasing number of students. The government is considering up-gradation of more high schools on a need basis, he added.
Informing that coaching class for UPSC Civil Service Examination would be started soon at State Academy of Training wherein 200 students would undergo face to face training by best IAS mentors from Delhi, he said arrangement would be made for VSAT classes at different locations to accommodate more students.
On the occasion Biren launched Chief Minister’s College Maheiroi e-support Scheme (CMCMESS) (Edn-HTE). He also launched NIPUN Bharat Programme (SSA) in the state under Samagra Shiksha which aims to achieve the goal of proficiency in foundational literacy and numeracy for every child by the end of Grade-3.
The CMCMESS aims to equip the meritorious college students of the State belonging to the lower income group with the required digital device to take part in the online education which is an important mode of education in the present time. Under the scheme, smart phones had been allocated to 2,000 students so far.