Gangtok, January 31, 2014:
The Eighth General Body Meeting of State Mission Authority for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) RTE Act 2009’ under Human Resource Development Department (HRDD) was held on Thursday at the Chintan Bhawan. The meeting was chaired by the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling as the Chief Guest who is also the President of SSA, Sikkim.
The meeting started with the welcome speech by the Secretary, HRDD Mr. Thomas Chandy who also presents brief report and achievement of the government through power point presentation. He also highlighted the objective of SSA and said that its objective is to enroll all children between the age group of six to fourteen years and to provide satisfactory quality education at elementary level and also to bridge social, regional and gender gaps with active participation of community in the management of the school.
Addressing the programme the Chief Minister said his government is working for the progress in the education sector which is an example in the country. He said that the Sikkim Government has already put the best foot forward in the education sector, introducing many opportunities and scholarships to the children of the state. Along with this the state government is also sending the students in the best public schools of the country and abroad for the higher studies, he added.
In his speech the Minister HRDD Mr. N.K Pradhan said that SSA project taken up by the government has been successfully implemented. The Government of Sikkim under the guidance of the Chief Minister has given constant support in its holistic approach towards the development of education. He said that the state government is committed to develop the education system and improving the quality education for the people of Sikkim. He further said that the education is the tool which makes the person’s life and help to build the nation.
The Chief Minister also released three publications namely Revised Guide book on Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA); Inclusive Education in Sikkim- Handbook on Disability its cases symptoms and management; and Infrastructure Development under SSA, and documentary film on SSA-RTE.
The meeting was also addressed by Mr. A.K Tiwari, Under Secretary Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India who congratulated the state government for holding the meeting of SSA in regular basis. He also appreciated the progress of the state government under the well leadership of the Chief Minister in implementation of SSA.
The meeting was also attended by the Chief Secretary Mrs. R. Ongmu, Chairman, SSA, Secretaries including Finance and Expenditure, Health, IPR, and Social Justice Department, DCs, Officials of HRDD and the nominated members State Mission Authority and the guests Mr. S.K Panday, Assistant Professor, NERIE, Shilong and Prof. D. Chakraborty, Professor NBU.
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