IMPHAL: The Manipur government has decided to reopen the schools and colleges in the state from January 27.
The announcement was made during a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister N Biren Singh. The minister also stated that the schools will reopen for students of Class 9 to 12 in view of the upcoming board examinations for the higher classes.
Meanwhile, all colleges will also reopen with strict guidelines of the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) of COVID-19, a release issued by the Information and Public Relations department said.
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.
On the other hand under the 'Go to Hills' mission, the chief minister 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," the minister added. Further, the minister stated that the Manipur government has taken a concrete meeting with the cabinet to speed up the projects.
Foundation stones for 11 projects costing around Rs 67.80 crore were laid, while 12 projects were inaugurated worth about Rs 24 crore.
'Go to Hills' Mission was launched in March 2017 by the Manipur government to deliver welfare schemes at the doorsteps of the citizens. Kamjong district was created in 2016 and has a total area of 2,000 square km.
Earlier today, the chief minister also had a discussion with top statue makers of the State, in the presence of MLA Karam Shyam, on projects of installing statues of ancestral kings and bravehearts who fought gallantly to save Manipur from foreign invaders, at different historic locations of the State.