IMPHAL |Feb 17

Education minister, Thokchom Radheshyam accompanied by officials of Education department inspected schools and other infrastructural conditions of the border villages of the State in a three day visit to Ukhrul district and Kamjong district yesterday.

He said that the visit is part of the ‘Go to Village’ initiative launched by chief minister, N. Biren Singh. The visit is aimed towards reaching out to the people, reaching the unreached and to explore the nature’s bounty of the state. Th  team began their journey to Ukhrul from February 13 and inspected seven villages Mapum, Zingsui, Sahamphung, Chamu, Khayang, Phungtha and Roni. Expressing deep satisfaction over the visit, the he stated that it is a great opening for the government as the trip is the first ever made by a Minister to these border villages.

The villagers heartily welcomed him and informed about the hardships faced by them due to lack of proper infrastructure, poor road connectivity, inadequate health and drinking water facility in the villages. He inspected Mapum High School, Zingsui High School, Chamu High School and Khayang Primary School.

Despite the deplorable condition of schools in the villages, the minister was pleased to witness the well maintained and appropriately functioning of the Khayang Primary School, Khayang Village, regarded as the last village of Manipur at Ukhrul distirct bordering Myanmar.

The school has around 110 – 120 students and is successfully providing primary education with support and supervision from the villagers and its headman. The primary school has hostel facility where students not only from the neighboring villages but also from the neighboring country Myanmar come for studying.

Minister, Radheshyam informed the villagers that to meet the requirement of teachers at Ukhrul and Kamjong districts, teachers who were transferred and utilized from the districts has now been reverted back to the district again. He explained that the transfer and posting of the teachers were processed before the beginning of the academic sessions.

He said that the teachers being newly posted at the district totals to one hundred and seven teachers and the list of names are uploaded in the official website of the Department, he added. He also sought for the support and cooperation of the people in the schools amalgamation.

The ministerial team also visited the Phungtha Tilily Waterfall, Phungtha Village. He assured that the government will put its efforts for the development of the villages. Additionally, sports materials and books were distributed to the villagers.



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