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Manipur developing 32 tribal museums to preserve artefacts

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jun 26, 2021 12:48 am
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Tribal museum building under construction in Manipur. 

Our Correspondent
Imphal, June 25 (EMN): Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh informed that 32 tribal small museums for preserving cultural heritage of the diverse hill communities inhabiting the state are nearing completion.

Biren Singh was speaking at the free school uniforms distribution function for students of government and aided schools of the state in Imphal on Friday.

He also sanctioned an additional INR 5 lakh for the construction of a toilet and a cabinet for displaying artefacts, in addition to the INR 10 lakh earlier sanctioned for each of the 32 tribes’ museum.

Later in a tweet, Biren wrote, “The Govt. had sanctioned INR 10 lakh each to 32 different tribes of Manipur to establish small museums to preserve their indigenous. We are sanctioning an additional amount of INR 5 lakh each to construct a toilet and purchase display cabinets to showcase the artefacts.”

On the education front, Biren Singh stressed on the need to nurture and impart better education to children from the very beginning of their lives adding that the children are the foundation and pillars of society.

“With this thought, the state had come up with the School Fagathansi Mission covering 120 schools till now and such initiative would help children to become creative and bring up certain innovative ideas which would be useful for overall development of the state at large,” he added. 

The School Fagathansi Mission is an ambitious objective to give renewed thrust towards the improvement of government schools in terms of both physical and work force infrastructure.

He informed that the government is planning to provide free education to students of higher classes too and added that such a step would help to imbibe a sense of nationalism among students.

Speaking at the event, the Education minister, S Rajen stated the students of government schools consisting of 76,185 girls, 42,344 boys belonging to schedule tribes, 2,899 boys belonging to schedule caste and 27,436 students from below poverty line would be provided free uniforms under Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan.

The K-Yan System (projector), sports equipment, blankets, and cooking utensils would be distributed to pupils at government schools in classes 1 to 8 through their respective zonal officials, he said.

He added that the scheme also covers the distribution of blankets, sports equipment, and other items to residential schools. He also stated that the initiatives taken up by the state government under the School Fagathansi Mission had increased the confidence of parents in government schools, which had resulted in a significant increase in student enrolment. The commissioner of education (schools), M Harekrishna, director of education (schools), L Nandakumar and other officials of education department were also present during the day’s function.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Jun 26, 2021 12:48:18 am