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CM distributes free uniforms
Source: The Sangai Express / DIPR

Imphal, June 25 2021: Chief Minister N Biren Singh distributed free school uniform for students of Government and aided schools under the 'School Fagathansi' mission today.

The Chief Minister also distributed items including K-Yan System (Projector), sports equipments, blankets and cooking utensils among others through the Zonal Education Officers (ZEOs) of different districts at an event organised by Samagra Shiksha, Manipur at its office campus in Babupara.

The items will be provided to students of Government schools studying in Class I to VIII .

Speaking on the occasion, N Biren Singh appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the concern shown for the people of the country.

He maintained that the Central Government had taken up certain schemes for development of the health sector, farmer's welfare, education and others and added that such initiatives taken up for the welfare of the people should be appreciated.

Stating that children are the foundation and pillars of society, he stressed on the need to nurture and impart better education to children from the very beginning.

He further stated that for providing quality education to children, "we need schools with proper infrastructure, experienced teachers, better teaching and learning equipment etc" .

Keeping this in mind, the State Government had launched the 'School Fagathansi' mission covering 120 schools as which will help foster creativity and innovative ideas amongst the students, he added.

N Biren Singh informed that the Government is planning to provide free education to students of higher classes too and such initiative will help in promoting a sense of Nationalism amongst the students.

Maintaining that Manipur is moving forward swiftly with the support of people, he said that all the communities of the State have now come forward with a sense of oneness and unity leaving behind all odds and differences.

One should try to preserve "our self identity and pride of their own community and also pay respect to others for peaceful existence," he added.

Regarding the construction of 32 tribal museums for preserving the cultural heritage of the diverse hill communities of Manipur, he said the project was nearing completion and also announced an additional fund of Rs 5 lakh each for construction of toilet shed and procurement of almirahs, over and above the Rs 10 lakh each which were already sanctioned earlier.

Speaking at the event, Education Minister Sorokhaibam Rajen said the distribution of free uniforms was taken up under Samagra Shikhsa Abhiyan, under which students of Government schools consisting of 76,185 girl students, 42,344 boys belonging to Scheduled Tribes, 2,899 boys belonging to Scheduled Caste and 27,436 students from Below Poverty Line would be provided free uniforms, he added.

He also stated that the scheme also covers distribution of blankets, sport equipment and other items to residential schools.

He further said that confidence of parents in Government schools has gone up and thus the enrolment of students has also increased significantly with the initiatives taken up by the State Government under the School Fagathansi Mission.

He added that the Government is now on its mission to improve infrastructure of Government schools.

He also informed that the Government had placed proposals to the Project Approval Board for construction and upgradation of school buildings under Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan and Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan.

Commissioner, Education-SM Harekrishna; Director, Education (S) L Nandakumar; ASPD, Samagra Shiksha T Phullen and officials of Education Department also attended the function among others.


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