State observes Teachers' Day ; 9 teachers conferred State Teachers' Award
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, September 05 2021: Honouring the selfless dedication of teachers towards shaping the youth and future of Manipur, the State Government today observed the State Level Teachers' Day 2021 at City Convention Centre, Imphal.

The function was organised by the Department of Education.

During the celebration, nine teachers from different schools were conferred the State Teachers' Award, 2021 .

The Appreciation Award for Teachers of Education (U), SCERT & Education (S) was also presented to personalities from the teaching community.

Chief Minister N Biren Singh graced the celebration as chief guest while Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen shared the dais as president.

Works Minister Thongam Biswajit, Agriculture Minister Oinam Lukhoi, Chairman, Manipur Building & Other Construction Workers' Welfare Board cum Sekmai AC MLA Heikham Dingo, Kshetrigao AC MLA Nahakpam Indrajit, Commissioner (Education) M Harekrishna, officials of Education Department and teachers from different schools also attended the programme.

Addressing the gathering, N Biren Singh maintained that the Government, since its formation, had been working on all sides to ensure easy access to its welfare programmes by the people.

State observes Teachers' Day ; 9 teachers conferred State Teachers' Award
State observes Teachers' Day ; 9 teachers conferred State Teachers' Award

He also stressed on the need of all communities to work together for taking the State to a new height of development.

Mentioning that education acquired from a teacher had a very important role in everyone's achievement, the Chief Minister stated that Teachers' Day is celebrated every year on this day to honour the contributions of teachers in shaping the future of the Nation.

N Biren Singh, while appreciating the award winners, expressed hopefulness that they would continue rendering their services with utmost dedication.

Considering the high pass percentage in this year High School Leaving Certificate Examination, the Government had approved up-gradation of 10 (ten) High Schools to Higher Secondary Schools to accommodate maximum students.

He also added that the Government is considering up-gradation of more high schools on a need basis.

Informing that a 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 added that arrangement would be made for VSAT classes too at different locations to accommodate more students.

He further announced that the Government is starting its Go to Hills 2.0 to ensure door to door delivery of services and benefits of various schemes to the people of hill areas.

Delivering his presidential speech, Education Minister S Rajen stated that the State Education Department had been putting in best efforts to impart education to students even during the hard times of COVID-19 pandemic through online classes.

He applauded the services of the concerned officials for declaring the result of Class 10 and 10+2 examinations even though the examinations were cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Minister also appealed to students not to get worried for their admission as the Government had already started upgrading High Schools to Higher Secondary Schools for accommodating them.

He informed that under the 2nd Phase of School Fagathansi Mission infrastructure facilities of 60 schools would be developed to provide better education to children.

At the occasion, the Chief Minister 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 Chief Minister's College Maheiroi e-support Scheme (CMCMESS) aims to equip the meritorious college students of the State belonging to the lower income group with the required digital device to attend online classes .

Under the scheme, smart phones had been allocated to 2,000 students so far.

The teachers who were conferred the State Teachers' Award, 2021 are Khullem Memtombi Devi of Ananda Singh Higher Secondary Academy, Imphal East; Sh Rullingson Rokho of Phuba High School, Senapati; Athokpam Ranjita Devi of Khangabok Higher Secondary 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 Higher Secondary School, Imphal West and Sheiphani Roel Moyon of Liwachangning High School, Chandel.

Ningmareo Shimray, Lecturer at Ukhrul Higher Secondary School was also honoured during the programme for winning the National Teachers' Award 2021 .

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