IMPHAL: The Manipur government has decided to reopen the schools and colleges across the State from January 27. This announcement was made during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh.
The Chief Minister also stated that the schools will reopen for students of Classes IX to XII in view of the upcoming Board examinations for the higher classes. Meanwhile, all colleges will also reopen with strict guidelines of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of COVID-19, said a release issued by the Department of Information & Public Relations.
The government has instructed all educational institutes to sanitise all common areas, classrooms, labs, and staff rooms before they reopen. Also, thermal checks at the entry points of the institutes for all students and staff need to be conducted.
'GO TO HILLS' MISSION: Under the 'Go to Hills' mission, Chief Minister N Biren Singh laid foundation stones for 23 developmental projects in Kamjong, Manipur. Speaking to media, the CM said, "We are thankful to the people of the hills for their immense support to the mission. We will try our best to finish the project/schemes on time."
Further, the Chief MInister stated that all steps will be taken to speed up the projects. The foundation stones for 11 projects costing around Rs 67.80 crore were laid, while 12 projects were inaugurated worth about Rs 24 crore.
The 'Go to Hills' Mission was launched in March 2017 by the Manipur government to deliver various welfare schemes at the doorsteps of the citizens.
The Kamjong district was created in 2016 and has a total area of 2,000 square km.
The Chief Minister, in the presence of MLA KaramShyam, also had a discussion with the top statue makers of the State, on the projects of installing statues of ancestral kings and bravehearts who fought gallantly to save Manipur from foreign invaders, at various historic locations across the State. (Agencies)