College Fagathansi Mission launched at Moirang college

Impha: Manipur chief minister N. Biren Singh launched the College Fagathansi Mission at a grand function organised at Moirang College, Bishnupur district, on Saturday.

Biren also laid the foundation stones and inaugurated various development projects taken up in Moirang Assembly Constituency.

The projects for which foundation stones were laid were Football Ground with Natural Grass at Moirang Kangjeibung Lampak, Construction of Type-II Quarter at Phougakchao Ikhai Police Station under SACI 2023-24, Construction of Prefabricated structures for Accommodation of CAPF Coys at Moirang under SRE (NE), Construction of Type-IV, Type-III and Type-II Quarters at Moirang Police Station under SACI 2023-24, 10 bedded Integrated Ayush Hospital at Moirang, Construction of KGBV Thamnapokpi, Construction of Block Public Health Unit (BPHU) at CHC Moirang, Construction of PHSC Ngangkhalawai, Development of INA Martyrs’ War Memorial Complex, Moirang (Museum Component), Development of INA Martyrs’ War Memorial Complex, Moirang (Auditorium Component), Construction of OPD, Casualty Block, Ward and IPD Blocks for CHC Moirang, Construction of 20 bedded Paediatric Ward at CHC Moirang and Construction of Football field with RCC Gallery at Moirang Local Ground under Khelo India Scheme.

The state government has been giving priority in the Health and Education sectors since the formation of his government in 2017. The School Fagathansi Mission was introduced to provide better school education in government schools as everyone, irrespective of their income, wants to get their wards admitted in good schools, Biren said.

Sixty schools, one from each Assembly Constituency, was taken up under the School Fagathansi Mission to develop the infrastructure in the first phase. Later, another 60 schools were covered, making a total of 120 schools, he added.

He said with the successful implementation of the mission, the state has witnessed toppers from government schools in Arts and Commerce stream. Many are finding it hard to get admission in government schools as infrastructures are being developed in these schools. He informed that another 120 schools would be covered under the School Fagathansi Mission 2.0 and with this, a total of 240 government schools would be covered under the mission.

Regarding the newly launched College Fagathansi Mission, he informed that the mission had been taken up to develop infrastructures of colleges and provide better higher education facilities as a follow up initiative of School Fagathansi Mission.

Altogether 24 colleges have been taken up under the mission. Infrastructure facilities will be developed with a cost of Rs 2.5 crore in each college, Biren said.

He spoke on the causes of the unprecedented conflicts which had happened in the state. He maintained that the government has been taking up all possible efforts for the betterment of the people affected by the current conflict and sought support and cooperation of the public in the government’s initiatives towards restoration of peace.

Biren informed that the construction of the Water Supply Scheme at Kwakta would be completed and made operational soon. He added that an open gym would be constructed at Moirang. He said an Ima Market would be constructed at Kwakta.

Education minister Th. Basanta Kumar said 24 colleges would be taken up in the first phase, he continued that arrangements would be taken up for improvement of infrastructures of other colleges too under Pradhan Mantri Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyan (PM-USHA) and proposals had been sent to the central government for the same.

Biren handed over work orders to principal of Moirang College, Oriental College and Imphal College under the College Fagathansi Mission.

He also distributed financial incentives of Rs 10,000 and smart phones to 10 beneficiary students under “Cheingak Khonghou”-Supporting the Journey. Three publications under Directorate of University and Higher Education were also released.

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