Imphal, January 28 (NNN): Manipur Chief Minister, N Biren Singh said that his government will formulate a policy to keep an eye on the students studying outside the State. Under the policy, a website will be launched on February 1, 2018. Biren Singh said this at the “Well Wishing Ceremony” for students who are appearing in the forthcoming Board Examinations, 2018 today at Hapta Kangjeibung, Imphal. It was organised by the Department of Education, Government of Manipur.
Students who are residing outside the State need to register themselves by entering their details such as their present address, schools or colleges etc. where they are studying, Biren stated. He added that those registered students would get some benefits such as financial assistance of Rs. 2 lakhs and Rs. 50,000 in case of death and serious injury respectively.
Biren mentioned that such initiative will provide security to the students and the government will know the whereabouts of the students including the number of students residing in each State of the country. Apart from these, the State government will officially request each and every State government to protect “our” students round the clock, he added. He appealed the students residing outside the State to get registered themselves as soon as possible after the launch of the website.
Regarding the death case of Pravish Chanam, he said that the State government has been pursuing the Union Home Minister and UP Chief Minister to hand over the investigation to an independent body like CBI.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister announced that students of government schools who secure first, second, and third positions in the forthcoming BSEM and COHSEM examinations will be given cash awards of Rs 5 lakhs, 4 lakhs and 3 lakhs respectively. And those students who secure positions till 25th rank will be given Rs 1 lakh. For district toppers, cash awards of Rs 1 lakh, 50,000 will be given to students who secure first and second ranks in the district.
Meanwhile, Minister for Education Th. Radheshyam said the present government has given top priority to improve the education sector in the State. He announced that he will donate his monthly salary for purchasing the shoes of class I-V students. He showed his gratitude to the teachers for making voluntary donations for purchasing the shoes for the students.