ITANAGAR, July 2: Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein inaugurated the new school building of the Calvary English School in presence of Minister of Education, Honchun Ngandam at Moinhappa on Monday.
The new school building was constructed with the funding of the State government with the assurance given by the Chief Minister Pema Khandu while attending the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the School on October 21 last year.
Addressing the gathering in the Parents Meet, Mein lauded the Nyishi Baptist Church Council of Arunachal Pradesh for running schools with nominal fees for the students belonging to the poor background. He also lauded the contribution made by the Rama Krishna Mission, Vivekananda Mission and Christian Missionaries in the field of Education and Health sectors in the State.
He said that the government will extend all possible help to such charitable organizations irrespective of their religious background citing that our government is secular and believe that all must grow equally and parallel.
He said, “Despite surplus educational institutions in the State as compared to our days, low pass percentage in CBSE examinations is a matter of great concern”. Citing education as the backbone of the society and children as our future, he called upon the teachers not to take teaching as a profession casually. Referring to the earlier days when there were 20:80 ratios in the recruitment rules and the schools were manned by the outsiders, education system was comparatively better.
Minister of Education, Honchun Ngandam said that the department of the door is open for all and the Govt will support every organizations that worked towards education of our children. He said that the Govt will release the grant-in-aid to the Arunachal Baptist Church Council as announced by the Chief Minister last year once MoU is signed with ABCC as done with the Ramakrishna and Vivekananda Missions.
He said that our students are not less talented but what is lacking is the hard work and discipline. He urged them to do hard work and live a discipline life and to believe in themselves that they can be the best.