Newmai News Network
Imphal | February 12
Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh officially inaugurated State Government’s ‘School Fagathansi Mission’ in five different Government schools on February 12.
The mission was launched on January 18 last year with an objective to give a facelift to Government schools by developing modern infrastructure and deputing adequate manpower to enhance enrolment.
In the first phase of the mission, one Government School each in all the 60 Assembly Constituencies of the State has been selected for upgradation as model schools. All these schools would be run and developed in a uniform pattern.
The schools where the ambitious mission was inaugurated today were Moirangpurel High School and Heingang High School in Imphal East district and Singjamei Chingamakha High School, Praja High School, Lamshang and SK Ideal High School, Ngairangbam in Imphal West district.
The Chief Minister briefly visited all the schools and inaugurated the mission in the presence of the locals. The main inauguration function was held at SK Ideal High School, Ngairangbam with N Biren Singh as the chief guest.
Today’s inauguration marked the dedication of newly developed infrastructures under the mission to public for which foundation stones were laid on August 17 last year by the Chief Minister in a joint ceremony held at the Chief Minister’s Secretariat.
Speaking on the occasion, Singh stated that adequate fund for the School Fagathansi mission had been included in the State Budget. A sum of Rs 43 crore had been earmarked in the Revised Estimate (RE) and another Rs 25 crore in the Budget Estimate, he said.
With the introduction of the mission, there has been steep increase in the enrolment of students in Government schools, Singh informed. He further stated that under the mission, two schools located in Kasom and Chandel would also be inaugurated soon.
The Chief Minister maintained that 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.
In his speech, the Chief Minister emphasised on the need to change the education pattern of the State so that children can be nurtured in a manner to make them responsible citizens and job creators rather than producing students who aspire to seek only Government jobs. He said that after the launch of Manipur StartUp scheme, many educated youth been successful entrepreneurs.
Stating that the objective of the present Government is to work for the welfare of the people, the Chief Minister stated that various humane-oriented welfare schemes had been introduced.
He acknowledged the people of the State for their endless support and co-operation to the Government towards the development of the State.