Manipur Education Minister Th Basanta Kumar on Tuesday called on Board of Secondary Education Manipur (BOSEM) and other stakeholders working in the education sector to work hard for the benefit of the students while stating that students are the top priority and are the future of the society.
Addressing the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the BOSEM and Annual Prize Distribution at the Manipur State Film Development Society, Palace Compound Imphal, the minister said that even though students are just 25 per cent of the population, they are the hundred per cent of the future. The government has been working on making many positive changes in the education sector which will benefit the students, he added.
“In order to achieve a goal in their career, discipline is a must and, in that process, students should be learning a number of soft skills like debating, teamwork, communication skills etc, so as to face the changes that we are going to face in the coming five years”, Basanta Kumar said.
He told students to stick with a timetable, restricting themselves to their own timings for studying, playing, entertainment, etc and to reduce the use of mobile phones as it might bring a negative impact on their studies.
Basanta Kumar maintained that it is a big milestone as BOSEM was first established in 1972 and in the same year, Manipur got its statehood and started working as a full-fledged state.
At the function, prizes were distributed to the students who topped the HSLC examination and souvenirs, diaries and calendars were released.
The function was attended by Commissioner (Education) H Gyan Prakash, Director of Education L Nandakumar Singh and Chairman of BOSEM Akham Joykumar Singh.