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Like in Japan, students should volunteer to clean schools: RK Ranjan

Union minister RK Ranjan called on all the students of Manipur to maintain a simple routine of planting at least one tree saplings every year as a contribution towards fighting environmental degradation.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 4 Jan 2023, 5:54 pm

Union Minister of State for Education RK Ranjan
Union Minister of State for Education RK Ranjan

Union MoS for Education RK Ranjan on Wednesday called on the educational institutes in Manipur to adopt the Japan model where students and staff voluntarily clean schools and colleges every week.

"We should not wait for the helpers to clean our classrooms and campus. Everyone should consider maintaining a clean atmosphere as their vital duties. In fact, school is the temple and second home for teachers and students," the minister said.

Speaking during a one-day Philanthropic Event organised by the Abesana Research Foundation in remembrance of the late research scholar RK Diana on her death anniversary at MSFDS in Imphal East, Ranjan elaborated on the role of education in shaping a society.

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Pointing out that India was the only platform for higher education about 2,000-3,000 years ago, the minister said that the educational system has degraded consequently due to certain factors.

And the NEP 2020 is an effort of the Central government for reviving the educational prowess of India to the level it was in the past times, the minister added.

The Union MoS called on all the students to maintain a simple routine of planting at least one tree saplings every year as a contribution towards fighting environmental degradation, which is a global issue.

Governor La Ganesan expressed shock to learn about the demise of a young scientist from the state, who happens to be the daughter of Minister RK Ranjan.

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He maintained that organising such a philanthropic event in the name of the late daughter will make her soul rest in peace besides benefitting many students.

Smart projector, bicycles, sports items and other educational materials were distributed to as many as 18 schools’ principals, headmasters and 90 students of various schools across the valley districts during the event which was sponsored by The Leela Foundation.

The programme was also attended by president of Shaheed Madhumangal Foundation A Brajakumar Sharma; chairman of The Leela Foundation Kiran Kumar; co-founder of Petromoney Srinivasan Narayanaswamy and director of Abesana Research Foundation Chungkham Debala Devi (mother of late Diana).

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