Health, Education sector to be prioritised: Edn Minister Rajen

Imphal (DIPR): Education Minister S. Rajen Singh has said that the health and education sector needs to be prioritised in order to establish a healthy nation.

Speaking as Chief Guest on the occasion of Hindi Diwas Samaroh jointly organised by SCERT, Hindi Teachers Training Institute and Hindi Teachers Training College in Dhanamanjuri University (DMU) campus, Imphal, Rajen said if there is failure in health and education sector, the future generation will have no destiny. Good health and education is correlated, he added.

He maintained that the Education Department records one of the highest employees in the State and there are still vacancies of teachers and other staff to be filled up in the department. The government is also giving priority to develop the education sector in the State. School Fagathansi Mission has been launched as a landmark step in this regard, he said.

The Minister explained that during the past years the number of school dropped out students kept increasing due to inability to afford school fees in private schools. It happened due to the distrust of the public towards government schools. The registration of students to the government schools have been tremendously increased during the recent years, he added.

He said that there is no harm in learning different languages. Apart from the steps to promote Hindi language, the government is trying to promote Manipuri language and other dialects of the State. The Ministry of HRD has also been informed to release Rs. 18 Cr. to promote Manipuri and Meitei Mayek in the state, the Minister maintained.

During his speech, Rajen also promised to renovate the old building of the Hindi Teachers Training College and also to strengthen the teaching and non teaching staff of the college through new recruitments.

T. Manihar Singh, Joint Secretary, SCERT, L. Gambhir Singh, Principal, HTTI, Imphal, Dr. H. Ibeyaima Devi, Principal, HTTC attended the occasion as Guest of Honour and Presidium Members respectively.

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