Education Minister Thokchom Radheshyam at Governor’s Award, 2017 Award Distribution Ceremony of the

Imphal, September 10, 2017 (DIPR): Education Minister Shri Thokchom Radheshyam Singh said that education is not just to get employment but to find solutions of the problems faced by the society. Everyone in the society should think of how they can contribute for the betterment and development of the society through education.

The Minister was speaking as Chief Guest at the Award Distribution Ceremony of the Governor’s Award, 2017; Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Award, 2017 and Prize Distribution at the Asha Jina Complex, Imphal, organised by the Managing Committee of Rajkumari Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya, Haotal (Pangei).

Educated people if, failed to think and work for upliftment of the society then the education that was imparted to them was not done correctly. When the educated and experienced people becomes the solution seekers, finding answers to the problems of the society then only, they will become the source of joy, the Minister said.

Lauding the award recipients, Th. Radheshyam said that they must be self disciplined, putting extra effort to their duties and task. The young and fresh minds need to be groomed with ability to let them become facilitators and mentors by inculcating in them with certain principles and values which will never change with the change of time, he added.

He pointed out that children need to be made to learn to think. They should never be imposed of what they should and should not do, setting limitation of their ideas and views. The children should always be encouraged of their achievements or failure to make them become a better human Therefore, the present norms of mechanising the children between school, tuition and home work is possible need to be deviated, he added.

MLA, Konthoujam Assembly Constituency, Dr. Sapam Rajan Singh said that having faith, hope and perseverance will help to excel in life. The children need to be guided properly in the right direction, with the advancement of technology, the MLA said.  Education is to have skill, knowledge, values, believe and good habits to make one able to make the right choice, he added.

In the awards presentation ceremony the Governor’s Award, 2017 for best Student of R. K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya was awarded to Kulsum Alisha Khan of the R. K. Sanatombi Devi Vidyalaya.

\R. K. Sanatombi Devi Award, 2017 for individuals from different professions for their outstanding performances in their respective fields was also conferred. The awards for Topper HSLC Exam, 2017 was awarded to Priyanka Moirangthem. Award for best teacher was given to Dr. Chungkham Indira Devi, Lecturer in Chemistry, Johnstone Higher Secondary School.

In sports five (5) awards were bestowed to the following sports personality Chungkham Parbati – Armwrestling; Khusboorani Laishram – Fencing; Irom Matouleibi Devi – Cycling; Sulina Ningombam – Mountaineering & Trekking and Oinam Khumanleima Chanu for Taekwondo respectively.

Smt. Ninglumla, ASI, Shirui Village, Ukhrul District was conferred for excellence as Traffic Police.

The awards and prize distribution ceremony was attended by the scholars, teachers and students.

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