Imphal: Manipur has witnessed significant improvement in Covid-19 situation, normal classes in schools and colleges for Class IX and above would commence soon, chief minister N. Biren Singh said on Tuesday.
Biren made the statement as he launched the face-to-face classes under Chief Minister’s Civil Services Coaching Scheme (CMCS) 2021-22 at the State Academy of Training, Takyelpat.
The opening of schools for junior classes would delay some more time as there is need for further assessment, he said.
“Commencement of physical Civil Service coaching would enable hundreds of aspirants to have the same coaching as in Delhi or other cities here. Now, they need not travel to other cities spending huge amount of money as the coaching is available in the state free of cost under this initiative of the state government,” Biren said.
It has been his long-time dream to introduce quality Civil Service coaching for the students of the state free of cost, he added.
He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to ALS IAS Academy and its officials for making it possible.
The chief minister said youths of the state do not lack in talent and knowledge but they earlier do not have adequate opportunity and proper guidance. Ever since his government sworn in, it started applying mind to tap and groom these talents, and started working in that line accordingly, he added.
He exhorted the aspirants present at the function not to get disheartened due to uncertainties in life. He said life as well as politics has so many uncertainties, however one should continue working hard to achieve what they wish and do something for the nation and the state. He also advised the students to have discipline in whatever they endeavour, stating that discipline is the foundation of success.
Education minister S. Rajen Singh said the present government is equally concentrating on developing the future of the youth as there is no point in having good infrastructures if there is no future for the youth.
He thanked the chief minister for conceptualising the IAS Coaching scheme with the sanctioning of Rs 2.80 crore from the state planning department. He said the civil service coaching would be conducted at the State Academy of Training, Takyelpat for the time being. It would be conducted soon in a permanent campus having quarters for faculties and staff and hostels for students at Taothong in Imphal West district. Land for the construction of the complex had already been identified, he added.
MP Rajya Sabha Maharaja Leishemba Sanajaoba, chief secretary Dr Rajesh Kumar, commissioner (higher and technical education) M. Harekrishna, director (higher and technical education) Dr Rangitabali Waikhom, director ALS Satellite Pvt. Ltd Jojo Mathew and others were present during the function.
The launching program was organised by department of higher education, State Academy of Training and ALS Satellite Pvt. Ltd.