The Chief Minister Dr Pawan Chamling today handed the cheque of Rs 18.24 lakhs under Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan for the construction of laboratory, Library and two classes at Sir Tashi Namgyal Senior Secondary school (Higher Secondary).
The Chief Minister who attended the schools’ annual function as the chief guest today also gave a positive nod on the demands placed by the Principal of the school which includes the repairing of the teachers’ quarter, extension of the assembly ground, extension of the play ground and the concrete boundary fencing of the school compound.
The Chief Minister in his address said that there is a need of co-operation from the students to tackle the drug menace in Sikkim. He said drug has become one of the major setbacks in the young people so there is a need to get rid of it. ‘Let’s join our hands in making Sikkim a drug free state’ the chief Minister said. The Chief Minister also announced that from this year the government would be sending 50 meritorious students of the government primary schools to public schools. Last year the number was twenty five. The number would be doubled every year until 1,000 is reached the Chief Minister added.
He also urged the students to aim high and make best possible use of their knowledge. He also said the government would provide financial help to those students who gets admission in the world’s best twenty colleges. ‘We need good and enlightened human resource to take Sikkim to new horizon of development’ he said.
Chief Minister also made a point to remind the teachers to be more sincere, dedicated and loyal towards their profession. However he also said that every teacher in government schools should be professionally trained by the year 2015. ‘We have given the best salary to the teachers in Sikkim so that they may put their heart, mind and soul in making today’s students a better citizen of tomorrow’ he added.
Minister for Human Resource Development Department Mr NK Pradhan in his address said that the SDF led Government is leaving no stone unturned in imparting the best of the best education to the students in Sikkim. He also advised the students to be more focused, creative and serious in their students.
Mr BK Roka, President of T’nites Alumni Association was also felicitated by the Chief Minister for his achievement of being conferred with the President Police Medal. The website of the school was also launched by the Chief Minister along with releasing of the annual magazine of the school ‘Spark’. He also visited the exhibition organized by the students of the various classes and also handed away the prizes to the winners of various categories.
Courtesy: Sikkim Mail